Skip Bayless: White Football Fans Root For White Quarterbacks
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(WSCR) Skip Bayless, insert foot in mouth.
On ESPN’s First Take, Bayless was discussing the Redskins quarterback battle between the No. 2 draft pick Robert Griffin III and rookie Kirk Cousins.
That’s when Bayless made his most-recent outlandish remark – this time about Washington Redskins fans.
“Some foolish Redskins fans – fans, foolish, doesn’t that go together, right? – they’re gonna sit back and say, ‘God, RGIII was struggling. He fumbled, he threw a couple of bad passes. Maybe Kirk Cousins is better right now. Maybe we should go with Kirk.’ NO! I don’t want to see that,” Bayless said. “I don’t want to set up that dynamic.
“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. It just happens in sports. Just like the black community will root for the black quarterback.”
Bayless has also gone on record saying he was angry when the Redskins drafted Cousins when they had already secured Griffin with the No. 2 pick.
“I’m for the black guy,” he said. “I’m just saying I don’t like the dynamic for RGIII. It could stunt his growth in the NFL.”