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Fireworks Erupt Between Fox Sports 1’s Whitlock, Black Lives Matter’s King Over Peyton Manning

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Friday, Jason Whitlock guest-hosted Fox Sports 1 radio’s “The Herd” and invited “Black Lives Matter” activist Shaun King, who has been of accused of being misleading about his ethnicity, to discuss his hit piece on Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, who was accused of sexual assault while he was playing for the University of Tennessee in 1996.

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King first tried to rip into Whitlock and was hung up on in the first minute. After being brought back on, King tried to continue attacking Whitlock and he was quickly muted because Whitlock wanted to talk about the Peyton Manning story that King is now bringing back up 20 years later.

Whitlock tried a third time to get King to discuss his piece, but King attempted to deflect and bash Whitlock again and Whitlock hung up on him again.

A producer convinced Whitlock to let King say whatever it was that he had to say.

The activist brought up past Whitlock issues, saying he has shown a “pattern of bullying and sexism,” which Whitlock did not address.

King accused Whitlock of being a puppet for white people because he now works for Fox Sports 1 and even called Beyonce’s Super Bowl 50 halftime show “cowardly.”

“See what happens is, throughout history, there have always been black men who have been paid by white men to speak negatively about black folks and their movements. You are now that guy. You are the guy that white folks prop up to tear down black folks and their movements,” King said to Whitlock.

He later added that there will always be a job for a “black man who will say what white men are thinking.”

Whitlock responded, “I actually know who I am and know what I represent. I don’t have an identity crisis going on. My parents — both black. My birth certificate, my existence — black. I’m not under some identity crisis where I’m trying to prove something to people over Twitter about who I am. I don’t have to pretend to be somebody I’m not. To some degree, I feel sorry for you.”

King addressed the not being black issue, saying “Yes, you are of a darker hue than me. But brother, I am blacker than you every day of the week.”

“If appealing to people over Twitter or radio through shortsighted ‘Hey, Cam Newton’s getting criticized, let me tear down a white guy. That proves my blackness.’ If that’s what blackness is, I wasn’t raised properly by my parents or family because that’s not what we thought blackness was. It never had a damn thing to do with tearing white people down. It always has something to do with building us up and doing positive things and moving yourself and your family forward,” Whitlock replied.

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