Redskins Have Racist Fans & Clinton Portis Retires (Demo)

ESPN host Skip Bayless says Redskins fans will “root for the white guy.”
Clinton Portis to formally retire a Redskin

I DISAGREE!!!!  I’ve been to a couple of Redskins games and I foundthe fans to be supportive of the team members no matter their ethnicity (and that is NOT always easy considering their performance on the field)   ESPN’s Skip Bayless made much ado nothing with his comments on Reginald Griffin III/RG3 during  an episode of “First Take” on Monday morning.  Watch the ESPN clip below in this post.  Bayless actually says, “I’m going to throw it out there. You also have the black-white dynamic and the majority of Redskins fans are white. And it’s just human nature, if you’re white to root for the white guy,” Bayless goes on,  “It just happens in sports. Just like the black community will root for the black quarterback. I’m for the black guy. I’m just saying, I don’t like the dynamic for RG3. It could stunt his growth in the NFL.”
Bayless made the  argument that Robert Griffin III, the current rookie, starting quarterback for the Redskins,  is in a “precarious position” in Washington due to the presence of fellow rookie QB Kirk Cousins because Cousins who is white. ESPN reported that Bayless attempted to make the case  that the Redskins erred in drafting Cousins, who is white, because it puts unnecessary pressure on Griffin III, who is black, to flourish quickly.  INSERT BLANK STARE.   Bayless cited race as factor in determining fan opinion. This discussion came two days after Griffin delivered a lackluster effort in a preseason game against the Chicago Bears.  I think Bayless thinks that Redskins fans loyalty is pretty much like Democrats’ allegiance to President Obama: perform miracles immediately or we’ll abandon you and go back to a white guy. Oooops, did I go there?
 “I don’t want to set up that dynamic.”  Bayless ends it with, “I’m for the Black guy.”  I’m for a fair chance.

Clinton PortisThe Washington Redskins have announced that this Thursday, August 23rd, Clinton Portis, former running back and bright spot to a lot of bad seasons, will formally retire from the NFL as a Washington Redskin.  Portis has not played since 2010, after he sustained groin and abdomen injuries that curtailed his season.  The team will host a retirement conference tomorrow at 2:30pm.  Portis finished his career second on Washington’s all-time rushing list. He fell 648 yards shy of John Riggins’ franchise record of 7,472 rushing yards.  He will of course always be known for his many locker room costumes and personalities.  Crazy self.

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