Chris Bosh is piping hot mad about the lack of Black head coaches in the NFL.
With the current NFL season drawing to a close, there have been a few recent head coaching firings, including Brian Flores of the Miami Dolphins, who no one saw coming when it happened after the regular season ended.
Chris Bosh took to Instagram to express his displeasure with what is going on in the NFL, claiming that black coaches are being treated unfairly and that they aren’t receiving the same opportunities as white men.
“Watching the way the NFL is treating Black coaches has me pissed off. Plain and simple. Until they fix this, I cannot keep spending my weekends supporting the league.”
“I want to be able to watch the Super Bowl next to my kids, knowing they’ll see people who look like them on the field and the sidelines. I want them to know that the next great strategic mind might belong to a coach who isn’t necessarily white. Because I know they’re out there, future Belichicks and Lombardis and Maddens who happen to not be white men. Football needs to promote those who have proved themselves—and keep them around.”
Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is currently the only Black head coach in the NFL, while Ron Rivera is the only other minority coach. Brian Flores and David Culley were both fired after the season. So far, Matt Eberflus, Nathaniel Hackett, Brian Daboll and Josh McDaniels have filled vacant spots, who are all white men.
Flores led the Miami Dolphins to a 9-8 record and back-to-back winning seasons, while Culley helped the Houston Texans finish 4-13 despite playing without Deshaun Watson.
There are still five openings left with quality minority candidates, including Flores, Todd Bowles, Byron Leftwich, Leslie Frazier, Eric Bieniemy, Raheem Morris and more.