Texas football coach Tom Herman questioned on Monday the so-called “double standard” school football fans have towards black student-athletes within the wake of the police-involved demise of George Floyd.
Herman instructed the Austin American-Statesman the common white fan can’t perceive what it is like to be a black athlete at Texas.
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“Can the average fan relate? No, they can’t,” Herman instructed the newspaper. “There’s a double commonplace possibly just a little bit. We’re going to pack 100,000 folks into [Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium] and hundreds of thousands watch on TV which might be predominantly white — not all of them actually, however most of ’em white. We’re gonna cheer when they rating touchdowns, and we’re gonna hug our buddy when they get sacks or an interception.
“But we gonna let them date our daughter? Are we going to hire them in a position of power in our company? That’s the question I have for America. You can’t have it both ways.”
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Herman stated that if fans are going to cheer for black student-athletes on Saturday for about 4 hours then they need to make sure that they preserve their identical emotions off the sphere as a result of “they’re human beings.”
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Herman stated, within the aftermath of Floyd’s demise, he was going to begin instructing his gamers how necessary it is to vote and the way to be higher educated on native elections.