This is so messed up.
University Of Michigan’s Black Quarterback Says He’s Been Called N-Word Thousands Of Time Online
Besides battling for his team on the field, University of Michigan’s black quarterback Devin Gardner has also been subjected to fighting racial slurs directed at him online.
According to Detroit News reports:
Last season, his first as the full-time starter, Devin Gardner spoke about the hate email and Twitter posts he received. This year has been just as bad, if not worse, and he estimated he’s received at least 1,000 negative comments via Twitter and Instagram.
“I’ve been called the N-word so many times this year,” Gardner said. “One guy told me I was the N-word, and said I know N-words can’t play quarterback. And I was like, are we not past this? Say what you want about my skill, but come on.”
Undoubtedly, if Michigan was winning, this probably wouldn’t be an issue. But the Wolverines are 3-4 heading into Michigan State and Gardner has thrown eight interceptions and six touchdowns.
SMH @ “if Michigan was winning this probably wouldn’t be an issue” — don’t give them that out! It’s never okay to be racist whether your team is losing or not! Fortunately we can tell Devin has been holding strong. His Twitter reveals he’s been inspired by Tony Dungy and we also thought it was great when he posted this meme about Jackie Robinson:
It’s sad that Jackie Robinson went through what he did all those years ago and kids like Devin Gardner are still on the receiving end of ugly racial slurs by racists online in 2014!!!