Chris Bosh was a nine-time NBA All-Star whose career spanned thirteen seasons. Bosh captured two NBA championships as a member of the Miami Heat in 2012 and 2013. Chris is one of the most recognizable names in all sports.
The former NBA standout won’t be making this year’s Super Bowl a part of his public appearance schedule. Bosh is siding with former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores, who has filed a class-action discrimination suit against the league and several teams for alleged racial discrimination. Chris Bosh believes the league has a lot of work to do.
Bosh posted a photo of Flores along with a link to an opinion piece he recently published for The Last Chip. According to the caption, Chris believes football needs to do more to treat black head coaches better. Until then, he’s boycotting the entire league.
“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.
I want to be able to watch the Super Bowl next to my kids, knowing they’ll see people who look like them on the field and the sidelines. 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.”
Chris Bosh wants his kids to grow up watching people who look like him both on the field and the sidelines. Brian Flores is hoping the courts will take up for his cause as well. Time will tell if the NFL starts taking this matter more seriously in the future.
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