For a guy who's been in hot water for controversial words before, this seems pretty minor or is it? Too often when Floyd Mayweather speaks it creates major waves.
Monday afternoon Mayweather tweeted about Jeremy Lin's newfound star status in the NBA.
Yahoo! Sports' The Postgame wrote that Mayweather "Floyd Mayweather Hits Jeremy Lin On Race." The Wall Street Journal used an AP blurb and tagged it with this "Mayweather trashes Jeremy Lin on Twitter."
Mayweather got wind of the criticism and fired back.
Are you offended by what Mayweather said or did he state the obvious? ESPN debated the racial aspect of the Lin story and to our knowledge no one is calling for an apology. Unfortunately Mayweather's words from the past regarding Asian athletes have set him up to take shots even if this wasn't offensive.
In a bizarre 2010 video rant, Mayweather called Manny Pacquiao a "little yellow chump." He went on to say "Once I stomp the midget, I'll make that [expletive] make me a sushi roll and cook me some rice."
On ESPN1100/98.9 FM in Las Vegas, we discussed both the Mayweather tweet and the more flammable one sent by writer Jason Whitlock. Whitlock made a crude joke regarding Lin. After outrage was expressed by some especially from the Asian American Journalist Association, Whitlock apologized.
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