Chris Bosh Boycotting The NFL Until The League Hires More Black Head Coaches
How many of you are still boycotting the NFL? Well, it seems that Chris Bosh is citing new reasons to blacklist the league stating that he cannot continue to dedicate his weekends to the NFL until teams hire more Black head coaches. The former NBA player took to his newsletter, “The Last Chip,” to express his disdain for the lack of diversity amongst NFL head coaches. The newsletter includes claims of discrimination, stating that Black coaches receive different treatment than their counterparts. Chris Bosh specifically spoke on the termination of Miami Dolphins’ head coach Brian Flores after only three seasons, the last two of which being winning seasons at that. Bosh also mentions the termination of head coach of the Houston Texans, David Culley, after just one season. Chris Bosh’s post surmises that neither of the coaches would have been terminated had they been white.
“Watching the way the NFL is treating Black coaches has me pissed off. Plain and simple. Until they fix this, I cannot keep spending my weekends supporting the league.”
Chris Bosh highlighted the fact that Mike Tomlin, head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers, is now the only Black head coach in the NFL, calling it “appalling.”
The former Miami Heat forward had this to say:
“I’m happy anytime anyone gets a job, but it sure seems like the white guys are having an easier time becoming head coaches and general managers nowadays, while Black coaches are held to an entirely different standard.”
Bosh wants his children to see the paradigm shift. He says:
“I want them to know that the next great strategic mind might belong to a coach who isn’t necessarily white. Because I know they’re out there, future Belichicks and Lombardis and Maddens who happen to not be white men. Football needs to promote those who have proved themselves — and keep them around.”
Until the NFL becomes the change that Chris Bosh wants to see, he’ll be changing the channel on the NFL. How about you? Share your stance in the comments.