TV Buffoon Stephen A. Smith Suggests Eagles Coach Chip Kelly Is Racist
The recent hiring and firing decisions by Eagles coach Chip Kelly have had a lot of people scratching their heads and ranting and raving. But Cherry Hill resident and longtime Inquirer contributor Stephen A. Smith thinks he might just have figured out what’s motivating Kelly’s questionable decisions: racism.
Now, Smith didn’t come right out and use the R-word against Kelly, but it is pretty clear what he was saying when he took to ESPN on Monday morning:
Chip Kelly makes decisions over the last couple of years, that, dare I say, leave a few brothers feeling uncomfortable. We’re sitting here looking at some of the decisions that Chip Kelly makes and I’m like, what’s up with that? It’s like you’ve gotta be his kind of guy. You know? And Riley Cooper‘s your kind of guy?… I’m always in Philly and I’m telling you right now, you’ve got people walking the streets — hell with it, you’ve got brothers walking the streets going like this, “What’s up with Chip? I don’t understand it.”… Now, I’m not saying I know. But I’m just gonna say that it does strike me as a tad bit odd. I’m going to repeat this. Gone: LeSean McCoy, Jeremy Maclin, you know, DeSean Jackson. Staying: Riley Cooper.
Of course, the jettisoned trinity of McCoy, Maclin and Jackson are black, and Cooper is the still-with-the-team white guy of racist-comments-at-the-Kenny-Chesney-show infamy, which certainly could be evidence that Kelly is racist in some alternate universe, except it’s not.
Michael David Smith of NBC Sports does a good job of pointing out all of Kelly’s other personnel decisions — for instance, the release of white veterans James Casey and Todd Herremans and the expected signings of black stars Byron Maxwell and Frank Gore — that would seem to blow a giant hole in Smith’s race-baiting and ratings-hungry blabber.
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