Mark down Charles Barkley as another person who had something to say about the NFL getting sued by Brian Flores.
On Thursday’s TNT’s Inside the NBA, Charles Barkley roasted the NFL for its glaring lack of diversity among the league’s head coaches. At the present moment, the NFL has just one Black head coach, with only three openings left to fill among the league’s 32 teams.
“Never in my WILDEST dreams,” Barkley said to fellow co-hosts Shaquille O’Neal, Kenny Smith and Ernie Johnson. “Did you know that we got a better chance of getting a Black woman on the Supreme Court than we do having a Black NFL head coach right now.”
“I never thought I’d say that,” Barkley continued. “We’re gonna have a Black Supreme Court before we have a Black NFL coach. What a great country we live in.”
“You gotta have ‘Black Brian, White Brian,’” Barkley said. That was a clear response for Bill Belichick who accidentally texted Brian Flores and congratulated him on getting the Giants head coaching job, even though he had yet to interview with them.
Fired Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores recently filed a lawsuit against the NFL, New York Giants, Dolphins and Denver Broncos alleging racially discriminatory hiring practices.
The Dolphins have since issued a statement that they “vehemently deny any allegations of racial discrimination.”
The Broncos‘ statement called the allegations against the team “blatantly false.”
The NFL also said in a statement that said Flores’ claims were “without merit” before Roger Goodell sent out a memo stating how the league needs to do a better job with minority coaches.