Richard Sherman isn’t too happy with the way the media is viewing him after his recent rant. Check out what he had to say about people calling him a “thug”.
"The reason it bothers me is because it seems like it's an accepted way of calling somebody the N-word now.It's like everybody else said the N-word and then they say 'thug' and that's fine. It kind of takes me aback and it's kind of disappointing because they know.”
"What's the definition of a thug? Really? Can a guy on a football field just talking to people [be a thug? There was a hockey game where they didn't even play hockey! They just threw the puck aside and started fighting. I saw that and said, 'Ah, man, I'm the thug? What's going on here?'"So I'm really disappointed in being called a thug”.
"I know some 'thugs,' and they know I'm the furthest thing from a ‘thug’.I've fought that my whole life, just coming from where I'm coming from. Just because you hear Compton (Calif.), you hear Watts, you hear cities like that, you just think 'thug, he's a gangster, he's this, that, and the other,' and then you hear Stanford, and they're like, 'oh man, that doesn't even make sense, that's an oxymoron.”
"You fight it for so long, and to have it come back up and people start to use it again, it's frustrating."
Is 'thug'the white American code word for the 'N' word, and is Justin Bieber on his way to being a ‘thug’.
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