When will Floyd just STFU?
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is not backing away from his Twitter comments about Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin from a couple weeks ago, but he wants everyone to know that he has nothing against Lin:
“Like I said, the media always take your words and screw ’em up,” Mayweather said. “They failed to say that I said the guy was a good player.”
That was reported, but what got Mayweather into hot water was him saying that Lin was getting hype only because he was Asian and that black players do the same thing every night and don’t get the same hype.
He was roundly criticized for making the tweet. Even Spike Lee, a diehard Knicks fan, took Mayweather to task. The two met up at the Knicks-Heat game in Miami last Thursday night.
“He said, ‘no hard feelings.’ I said, ‘I’m not mad because I don’t know what you said, no way.’ ” Mayweather said. “I don’t really worry about what you said. I’m not on the Internet everyday.’’
Mayweather admitted that he doesn’t even do his own tweeting. So who does it?
“I can’t tell you. It’s a secret. But it’s not me,’’ he said. “I’ve got more than one person who works on my Twitter page. But did I tell them what to tweet? Yes I did.”
He added: “Do I regret what I said? Absolutely not. I stand by what I said and I meant what I said.”
Mayweather said he is not a racist and doesn’t understand why he took so much heat for what he tweeted. He used an example from his press conference with Miguel Cotto, who said he was fighting for Puerto Rican fans, at the Apollo Theater on Tuesday to try to make his point:
“It’s OK for Miguel Cotto to represent the Puerto Rican fans and represent the Puerto Rican flag,” Mayweather said. “I’m a black American. I believe in supporting my own first. That’s where I come from. They can feel my struggle if they come from the same background that I come from. That’s what I’m going to stand by.
“It’s so crazy. I’m not racist at all. I have Jewish people that work for me. Dominican, Mexican, Puerto Rican, white people who work for me. One of my best friends, Kip, is a white guy. All-American. That’s my guy.’’
Floyd needs a whole stadium full of seats. SIT DOWN!