Stephen A. Smith sees the way Christian McCaffrey is being treated in the media and he does not like it one bit.
The ESPN star talked about the Panthers running back during the Thursday episode of “First Take” and he was less than impressed by the lack of respect that he receives.
“I’ve said this about Christian McCaffrey before, and I’m gonna say it again. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s damn near reverse discrimination! If this brother were black, we’d be talking about him more. I mean, this dude is special,” Smith told his audience.
Smith said earlier this week to Michael Irvin that McCaffrey “would get more props” if he were Black.
Last season, McCaffrey’s jersey sales ranked 30th, which isn’t terrible since he only played in two games in 2020. In 2019, McCaffrey compiled MVP worthy numbers, but did so for a very bad team.
The Panthers moved to 3-0 after defeating the Houston Texans, but Christian McCaffrey couldn’t stick around to see it out as he made an early exit from the game due to injury. The injury concluded McCaffrey’s evening with seven carries for 31 yards and two receptions for nine yards.