We are truly in a weird era of being human beings on planet Earth.
The Miami Dolphins hired San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Mike McDaniel as the organization’s next head coach, making him the fourth minority coach currently at the helm of an NFL team.
While he does not look it, McDaniel is multi-racial….in fact, he reportedly ‘idenitifies’ as such.
Social media had a lot to say about that:
Mike McDaniel now joins Washington Commander’s Ron Rivera, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Mike Tomlin and the New York Jets’ Robert Saleh as the only minority head coaches in the 32-team league.
The 38-year-old joins the Dolphins during a turbulent week for the franchise, where the team’s former head coach Brian Flores filed a suit against the organization. Flores is suing the Dolphins, two other teams and the league, alleging racist hiring practices and racial discrimination.
Among the many things he alleges, Flores also said that Dolphins owner Stephen Ross offered the then first-year head coach $100,000 for every loss as part of an alleged effort to obtain the first pick in the NFL draft.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell issued a memo over the weekend, calling the lack of diversity among head coaches leaguewide “unacceptable,” amid the Flores controversy.
“We have made significant efforts to promote diversity and adopted numerous policies and programs which have produced positive change in many areas, however we must acknowledge that particularly with respect to head coaches the results have been unacceptable,” Goodell said.
McDaniel has spent 15 seasons in the NFL before he finally got the call to be a head coach.
The 49ers will receive two draft picks, as part of the Rooney Rule, for developing a minority assistant coach who then earned a head coaching position, ESPN reported.