Philly Sports Talk Radio Host Calls Eagles Player Jason Kelce a “House Negro”
Personally, I enjoy listening to sports radio only if the hosts are not complete homers to the local sports teams. Edgy sports hosts who like to push the envelope make for great radio until it crosses a line and the listeners want blood. Earlier today, the Eagles held an introductory press conference for their new head coach Doug Pederson.
Eagles offensive lineman Jason Kelce showed up to the press conference to greet the coach and Philly Radio host Josh Innes of 94WIP ripped into him almost immediately. He believed Kelce was just trying to get a head start on ass kissing and called him out for it.
Innes: “Jason Kelce’s already there, huh? That’s … uh … I’ll give Jason Kelce this, he’s always in character. He never breaks character. His character is: lapdog for whoever the hell the coach is. And he is always … He’s at the press conference, huh? Good for him, bless his heart.”
Thomas: “Actually I don’t really blame him because he’s a guy who wants a job.”
Innes: “Here’s the thing though, right, it’s like this. Let me find a good comparison here. I was watching Malcolm X yesterday, I was in the airport in Memphis watching Malcolm X, and there was a scene where Denzel’s doing the whole thing about the slave and the house negro? Right? And like, the house negro is the guy who’s gonna tell you like, oh he gets to live in the big house with the boss and every time he refers to something that happens in the house it’s ‘our house’ and ‘we’ and everything like that. And then there’s the actual slave that isn’t the house negro that’s just trying to run away. Essentially what you’re getting here is Jason Kelce is the house negro is what I’m trying to convey to you.”
Innes: “That’s essentially Jason Kelce’s job: ‘Yessir. Yes boss. Absolutely boss. Yes, sir boss.’ That is Jason Kelce, he is, whoever the head coach is gonna be, he’s gonna be all over that head coach. There’s no arguing, there’s no fussing, there’s no fighting, he’s in with that guy.”
Listen to the audio here.
Later on in the day, he apologized for his actions.