A doctor on Twitter spoke on the death of John Madden by blasting the famous football video game series that bears the NFL icon’s name for building a “digital plantation.”
Madden passed away on Tuesday at the age of 85.
Dr. Andrew McGregor, a history professor at Dallas College, has been getting blasted for claiming the video game brand “further glamorized violence and dehumanized Black athletes” by helping “to establish plantation cosplay that has grown worse in the era of fantasy football.”
“I have lots of opinions on John Madden,” the tweet said. “The creation of the Madden video game was not a great development for the U.S. It further glamorized violence and dehumanized Black athletes, helping to establish plantation cosplay that has grown worse in the era of fantasy football.”
NFL insider Benjamin Allbright had one of the more humorous responses:
“Can’t wait for your essay on how Super Mario Brothers set back Italian Americans. We would all be better off if people would just stop with the faux-intellectualism and these laughably insipid word salad essays.”
Social media also exposed him for previously admitting to playing Madden
“The fake kneel down is the exact kind of play I would have used against my brother in Madden. It would have perfectly complemented my fake punt offense,” McGregor tweeted in 2017, four years before the doctor attempted to connect Madden and his video game to a racist legacy.