Stephen A. Smith: ‘Christian McCaffrey Can Blame His Own (White) People For Not Getting Respect’ (Video)
Stanford running back/Heisman runner-up Christian McCaffrey spoke with Sports Illustrated in a recent interview. During that interview he had a bunch to say about white athletes and how they’re described while playing certain positions.
“When you read about white athletes these days and white skill possession receivers specifically, one word you’ll always find is tough,” McCaffrey told the publication. “You’ll rarely see explosive, athletic, stuff like that. … You get a little bit upset. ‘I ran the same 40 as this guy, and you’re calling him … .’ People do the eye test and underestimate me, so I do play with a chip on my shoulder.”
On ESPN’s First Take, Stephen A. Smith agreed with McCaffrey and stated his own people are most to blame for that lack of respeck…respect.
“Christian McCaffrey deserves more respect, more recognition than he is receiving. He is a white guy that is not receiving it because of the color of his skin and the position that he plays.”