ESPN’s Paul Finebaum Inexplicably Says On Air That ‘This Country Is Not Oppressing Black People’

09.01.16 2 years ago 14 Comments

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Paul Finebaum, a 61-year-old white man from Tennessee, has thoughts about Colin Kaepernick’s national anthem protest and the motivation for it. Would you guess that the ESPN college football analyst’s opinion is:

A) smart, empathetic and attempts to understand the plight of the average black person in the United States.
B) dismisses the notion that black people are oppressed in any way in current day America.

Of course the answer is B! You read the headline.

The latest Kaepernick take from a skinny Hank Kingsley with none of the charm skips past the standard “respect the flag” and “that wasn’t the proper way to make your point” takes, and goes right to the “black people have it great” take. Awful Announcing captured all the delusional glory from Finebaum’s radio show and appearance on an ESPN show that’s probably on in the middle of the day.

First, the radio show:

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