ESPN sports analyst Domonique Foxworth sparked controversy this week when he revealed that he enjoys it when Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen fails because he doesn’t like Allen’s fans.
Foxworth made the comments on the ESPN podcast “The Right Time with Bomani Jones” on Tuesday.
“I am fully aware that I have biases,” he said.
“And my biases are not based on Josh Allen. It’s based on the people that are defending Josh Allen. I would be 100 percent lying if I said that when Josh does something dumb, a little part of me doesn’t get happy. And it’s not because I don’t want Josh to succeed.
“It’s because the people who are telling me that Josh is the second coming and Josh is better than everybody are people with American flags and dogs and skulls and crossbones. … If you go just take a dip into their tweet history, it’s some really concerning retweets and likes. … It’s not about Josh.”
— TheBillsGuys (@TheBillsGuys) December 11, 2020
It’s not hard to read between the lines of Foxworth’s comments and quickly pick up on the racial undertones.
Needless to say, folks on social media reacted immediately.
I don’t care if @Foxworth24 gets canceled. Ignorant comments of a fan base from an unknown player turned unknown show host is less about his character & more about the character of @espn Next time the Bills are on ESPN I’ll listen to the radio and never buy from their advertisers
— Joe Stojek (@joe_stojek) December 12, 2020
People like what exactly, Brooke? People that have dogs and american flags in their pictures or bios? Oh the humanity!!! Heaven forbid we love animals and our country 😱😱😱
— Aleksey (@BasedDoggyDoc) December 13, 2020
Even Jemele Hill is like “damn that’s a terrible take, Dominique”.
— Jeff Blank (@JJBlank3) December 12, 2020
Pretty sure that’s called both profiling and racist…
— Primetime Billsnutt (10-3) (@Billsnutt) December 13, 2020
— President-Elect Corky Simpsonesque (@ahopton70) December 16, 2020
He should’ve just gotten straight to the point and said he doesn’t like white people. https://t.co/gYUoPevzYV
— Zack Moore 🇺🇸 (@ZackMoore10p) December 16, 2020
Will ESPN ultimately comment on Foxworth’s points and the subsequent backlash? Time will tell.