Randy Moss Says He’s Received Tons of Hate Mail After Honoring Police Brutality Victims During HOF Induction
Over the weekend, Randy Moss wanted to deliver an awesome speech to the people who helped him along the way to getting into the Hall of Fame, but he also wanted to send a message. The Minnesota Vikings legend took things a step further and made more than just a statement with his ensemble for his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame by wearing a black necktie that listed the names of the Black men and women who lost their lives to police brutality.
It was an awesome moment to say the least, and while he’s received praise from fellow athletes – he’s also gotten tons of messages filled with hate.
Comments such as this:
All those niggers deserved
— Mr.perfect (@Mrperfe27319723) August 6, 2018
Moss stated more than 20 NBA & NFL athletes have reached out to him privately to applaud him for his tie, but also said he’s gotten “probably 150 to 200 messages” that amounted to hate mail.
Via The Undefeated:
“The black community praised me and thanked me for shedding light on African-Americans dying,” Moss told The Undefeated. “Then on the flip side, you’ve got sites where people are slamming me, saying, ‘Hey, (racial epithet), stay in your place.’
“All of this hate mail I’m getting for wearing a tie and talking about the truth. But I can handle it because I’ve been dealing with racism my whole life.”
The first-ballot hall of famer played for the Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots and San Francisco 49ers over the course of his 14-year career.