Meet ESPN First Take’s resident racist Rob Parker. He is from planet Mars and believes that it is OK to make racist remarks on national television about Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III. Initially he didn’t back down from his comments, even retweeting people who supported him on Twitter, then six days later (today) he issued a half ass apology that’s as believable as Al Gore inventing the Internet. It is the Christmas season and New Year’s is coming up so I’m sure Rob was just too busy to think about what he said and issue an apology in a reasonable amount of time. Those among us that haven’t said something blatantly racist on a live ESPN TV show about one of the greatest rookie quarterback phenom’s ever may cast the first stone.
Naturally Parker’s comments caused Twitter to explode so I figured it would be fun to see what some people had to say on this issue.
I've eaten so much fried chicken this week even Rob Parker would be proud. #keepinitreal
— Keith White (@keethers) December 20, 2012
After Rob Parker's comments Daniel Snyder is considering changing team charter plane to this to help RGIII's image. http://t.co/wr0HxUfh
— Bacon Sports (@BaconSports) December 19, 2012
No way Rob Parker wrote that apology himself, I question HIS blackness for all the good grammar he used
— Reece Helms (@Reece_Helms) December 19, 2012
Had fried chicken and greens for dinner. Waiting on Rob Parker to question my "whiteness"
— Binge (@TheBenJye) December 15, 2012
According to Rob Parker, Kirk Cousins is the second best White QB on our team.
— Xani Machado (@SamEigHighway) December 16, 2012
Just came across a fascinating question: would Rob Parker still think of RG3 as "cornball" if he were dating Kim Kardashian?
— Verbs McGillicuddy (@Omagus) December 19, 2012
Rob Parker is a fool, you gone question a black mans blackness you better say it with your chest… dont apologize punk ass bitch
— Nairobe (@TheCenturion91) December 19, 2012
What do you think about this issue? I assume the majority of us think that he should be fired considering ESPN has fired people for way less. What forms of alternative punishment do you think would be acceptable in this case? Be creative and put your thoughts in the comments section.