May 06, 2014 08:53 PM EDT | Drew Jacobs (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Welterweight boxer Adrien Broner made waves again Saturday night after defeating Carlos Molina in Las Vegas. In the post-fight interview with announcer Jim Gray Broner made some rather shocking remarks.
After soundly defeating Carlos Molina in a unanimous decision, Broner proceeded to boast in a most unseemly fashion, peppering his speech with tasteless ethnic slurs (via New York Daily News):
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"In the minutes after he won a unanimous decision against Carlos Molina on the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana fight on Saturday, Broner just couldn't help himself, entering into the realm of the absurd. Speaking to Showtime's Jim Gray in the ring, Broner told Gray 'I've beaten Africans and I just beat the f--- out of a Mexican,' a reference to Molina, who is Argentinean and of Mexican descent and was born in Commerce, Calif. The crowd showered him with boos. Broner smiled. Gray took issue with Broner's words, reprimanding him and causing Broner to wipe the smirk off his face."
After drawing a ton of heat for his comments, Broner spoke out defending himself (via TMZ):
"'I love all Mexicans,' Broner says ... adding, 'Molina put up a hard fight.'"
Broner, who has always been a showboat, a kind of Apollo Creed for the Twitter generation, has crossed a line with this recent tirade. Amidst all the news breaking about classless rednecks making stupid comments, a time has come for civility to make a comeback.
Trash talk is one thing but using race is something that should not be tolerated in this day and age. Respect for all cultures needs to stop being an abstract concept and we as a nation- we as a global community- need to proactively change our attitudes about race.
What do you think? Should Adrien Broner make a sincere apology? Would that be enough? Why doesn't he keep that bomb-ass beard he grew while training?
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