Booger McFarland may not be upsetting people while calling Monday Night Football games any longer, but he is still trending this week from some coments he made on ESPN.
Amid a roundtable discussion about Dwayne Haskins on “Monday Night Countdown,” McFarland delivered a take garnered heavy criticism.
While speaking with Randy Moss, Suzy Kolber and Adam Schefter, McFarland addressed Haskins’ issues and painted them as part of what he sees as a larger problem among Black NFL players.
“Often times young players, especially — I’m gonna go ahead — especially young African-American players, because they make up 70 percent of this league — they come into this league and ask themselves the wrong thing,” McFarland said. “They come into the league saying not ‘how can I be a better player?’ They don’t say ‘how can I be a better teammate?’ They don’t say ‘how can I be a better person; how can get my organization over the hump?’
“Here’s what they come in saying. They come in saying ‘how can I build my brand better? How can I build my social media following better? How can I work out on Instagram and show everybody that I’m ready to go, but when I get to the game, I don’t perform?”
Among the many people to call him out was Eli Apple’s mom.
Annie Apple took to Twitter and stated Booger was auditioning for FOX news with his comments about Black players.
Booger saw it and hit right back:
She still continued:
Haskins was released after struggling both on and off the field in Washington. He was benched multiple times and twice violated the league’s COVID-19 protocol.