While showing a highlight of Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce dancing on ESPN’s “SportsCenter,” anchor Robert Flores questioned the recent coverage on ESPN’s “First Take” of Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and the lack of coverage over Kelce for celebratory touchdown dances. Newton, who is black, received coverage a whole week for his elaborate dance on “First Take.”
“First Take” co-hosts Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless don’t shy away from the racial topics and Flores shared his theory on the double standard.
“I’m wondering why there’s no letters to the editor or why ‘First Take’ is not doing ‘Should Travis Kelce be dancing in the endzone? I wonder why they’re not doing that. Oh, because he’s not black. That’s probably what it is.”
Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent