ESPN commentator chastises Oregon coach for yelling at black player

ESPN commentator chastises Oregon coach for yelling at black player
Rod Gilmore (Image: C-SPAN screen grab)

[Ed. – Now that equality is no longer the goal of civil rights, no demand is too great.]

Caution, football coaches. You’re now being scrutinized by ESPN race cops for the skin color of the players you’re berating. Ask Oregon Coach Mario Cristobal. He chewed out Kris Hutson for celebrating after making a big play, and ESPN’s Rod Gilmore made the player’s race a big issue.

Hutson’s showing off after a pass reception resulted in the play being negated and an unsportsmanlike penalty, moving the Ducks back out of field goal range.

“Too much,” Gilmore, himself black, complained. “I think that goes a bit too far. Let’s not embarrass the young man on national television.”

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Doug Gottlieb, a white Fox Sports Radio host, chastised Gilmore for overstating it, on Twitter.:

Kid has 5 catches all year, makes a nice grab, spins the ball after catch, costs Oregon. ‘This is a bit too much’ is insane commentary. Credit the kid too, he looks MC in the eye and says ‘Yes sir’

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