Sports outlet Deadspin recently became the center of controversy after it decided to falsely accuse a National Football League (NFL) fan of wearing “blackface.”
The outlet recently published an article titled “The NFL needs to speak out against the Kansas City Chiefs Fan in Black Face, Native Headresses.”
The article was directed toward a young fan dressed in attire supporting the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs. The fan, according to Outkick, is five years old.
“It takes a lot to disrespect two groups of people at once. But on Sunday afternoon in Las Vegas, a Kansas City Chiefs fan found a way to hate Black people and the Native Americans at the same time,” Deadspin’s article states, as reported by the Post Millennial.
Deadspin then decided to shift its focus from the fan toward the NFL for refusing to change the Kansas City Chiefs’ name because, according to the outlet, it’s politically incorrect, much like the former Washington Redskins was.
“The answers to all of those questions lead back to the NFL. While it isn’t the league’s responsibility to stop racism and hate from being taught in the home, they are a league that has relentlessly participated in prejudice,” Deadspin continued.
“If the NFL had outlawed the chop at Chiefs games and been more aggressive in changing the team’s name, then we wouldn’t be here,” the outlet added. “This is what happens when you ban books, stand against Critical Race Theory, and try to erase centuries of hate.”
In the left’s never-ending fight to change narratives that don’t fit their agenda, Deadspin author Carron J. Phillips, responsible for the hit piece, was grilled on social media after fans pointed out that the young fan was not in “blackface,” but rather had his face painted red and black — the team’s colors.
Despite being put on blast for lying, Phillips maintained that the young fan’s choice to wear red made the whole matter “worse.”
The leftist author furiously went after those who corrected him on social media, writing on X, formerly known as Twitter, “For the idiots in my mentions who are treating this as some harmless act because the other side of his face was painted red, I could make the argument that it makes it even worse.”