By Charlie Knoxville
Floyd Mayweather Jr. really loves playing the race card or making things racial. He previously attacked Asian standout boxer Manny Pacquiao implying that he could be on steroids, throwing racial insults at him, telling him to make him some sushi even though Pacman is Filipino not Japanese and still continues to avoid him. Now instead of letting Asian people get some shine in another sport, he has to crap on their parade, this is what Mayweather had to say about New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin and LIN-Sanity on his Facebook and Twitter accounts:
“Jeremy Lin is a good player but all the hype is because he’s Asian. Black players do what he does every night and don’t get the same praise.” – Floyd Mayweather Jr.
First off, the black players get a lot of praise like Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, Chris Paul, the list goes on, so, I don’t know where he came up with black players don’t get praised. Floyd needs to understand, sure, maybe some of that praise is because he is a rarity being the first Asian-American star in the NBA, I am sure black Americans felt the same joy when Jackie Robinson played ball in an all white dominated baseball league at the time, or when Tiger Woods became the first black man to dominate golf, or when Barack Obama became the first black president of the United States of America, but Asians cannot feel the same type of pride for one of their own who makes it to the big time?
Most of Jeremy Lin’s appeal happens to be the underdog story, helping boost the morale of a struggling New York Knicks franchise, a story of hard work, dedication and never giving up. So instead of praising Lin, Floyd uses the race card instead. Jeremy Lin believes in hard work, dedication and a strong belief in God, sounds familiar, isn’t that your motto Floyd? So I guess since Lin is an Asian he doesn’t deserve your praise, for showing what hard work, dedication and a strong belief in God can do?
Lin has probably experienced more blatant actual racism than Floyd Mayweather has ever experienced in his life, yet, Lin never plays the victim or the race card even though he could from the experiences he described here in this interview:
This is why people are intrigued with the Jeremy Lin story because he was overlooked, never given much of a chance, but he kept believing in himself even when no one else did. Not everyone was given praise as a kid like Floyd Mayweather, people who grew up with Floyd said he was always a spoiled and sheltered boy, his father was over protective of him and Floyd Mayweather Jr. never lived a rough life, he is still spoiled up to this day. Compare Floyd’s childhood with Manny Pacquiao another guy he seems to discredit and hate on, Pacquiao’s story is more inspiring than Floyds, he grew up dirt poor, had to fight just to eat, never had an education, but he never pitied himself, he never blamed anyone, he fought and made something of himself, this is why people like Manny Pacquiao. They like guys like Pacquiao and Lin because they are humble, and never whine or pity themselves, they treat everyone equal and show a good moral character, unlike, Floyd Mayweather who beats women, lies, makes up slanderous stories, flaunts money, and plays the victim all the time. He whines so much when he is richer than the majority of Americans.
This guy is one of the most annoying people in sports, he makes over $40 million a fight, has a God complex, ducks fighters in their prime, and continues to play the victim of racism. What type of racism and suffering does Mr. Mayweather know? Floyd making millions a year and crying victim when he acts like a jerk and does bad things is the sign of someone who thinks the world revolves around them and if he doesn’t get his way he throws a temper tantrum or plays the race card.