He’s an emotional player, but he doesn’t like to be called a thug because of his passion. Nor does he deserve it.

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman‘s after game interview with a FOX reporter was majorly criticized for its loudness and emotion.

Sherman claims to exist within an old school way of public speaking after games — to have a mouth with no filter.

“I studied the old school game more than I studied the new school game, and I play it that way. It rubs a lot of people the wrong way,” Sherman said Wednesday. “Giving a true speech after a game, a true passionate speech is old school football. Playing press corner and sitting up there every play is old school football. I guess maybe I just haven’t adjusted to the times.”

Sherman interview or shout as some people would call it caused controversy, much to his surprise.

“I was surprised by it. Because we’re talking about football here and a lot of people took it a little bit further than football.” Sherman said. “I guess some people showed how far we have really come in this day and age and it was kind of profound what happened and people’s opinions of that nature, because I was on a football field showing passion. Maybe it was misdirected, maybe things may have been immature, maybe things could have been worded better but this is on a football field. I didn’t commit any crimes, I wasn’t doing anything illegal. I was showing passion after a football game.”

But he didn’t take too kindly to being called a thug — racially stereotyped and insulted.

“The only reason it bothers me is it seems like it’s an accepted way of calling someone the N-word nowadays. It’s like everybody else said the N-word and they said thug and they’re like, ‘that’s fine,’” Sherman said. “That’s where it kind of takes me aback. It’s kind of disappointing because they know. What is the definition of a thug, really?”

7 thoughts on “Richard Sherman: ‘Thug’ is a Nice Way to Say N-Word [Watch]- Do You Agree?

  1. Angela on said:

    If he is offended he has a right to express his opinion. As he has the right feel confident about his skills and abilities. I think it is sexy for a man of color to express self confidence; especially, in this case, I agree! After all, the name calling is all in what you will answer. In this country, a person of color is not expected to like themselves or express their mind, so when they are not in agreement with how others see them then that person seems to get labeled as a problem. When others have a problem with you it is just that; their problem! I say who cares what others think of you, the only people who count are those you hold dear and love you!

  2. the Timekeeper on said:

    Yes, he is right. Thug has become an acronym for that slur. Not all of the time, but in the big picture, yes absolutley politicans and pundits have all used the word thug very innapropriately.

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  4. Jiggy5 on said:

    Unfortunately not a single witness will come forward. For generations now we have embraced the ‘no snitchin’, fock the po-po’ mentality. We can’t stonewall the police, then when we finally need them, expect them to respect us. Hell Naw Peeps.
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  5. So, what does it mean when a person of another race is called a thug? I routinely hear Korean gang members being called thugs. He’s whinin’ about being called a thug and not being called a “porch monkey”? Well, in all fairness, maybe he hasn’t seen those posts yet. My bad.

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