Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles was praised by conservatives after scolding the media for “making a big deal” about race when a White reporter from ESPN pressed him about diversity.
“The minute you guys stop making a big deal about it, everybody else will as well,” Bowles said.
Bowles, who is Black, was taking questions from the press on Wednesday ahead of the Buccaneers’ upcoming game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Instead of asking about football, one reporter pointed out that the Steelers also have a Black coach.
“You and Mike Tomlin are the few Black head coaches in the league, I wonder what your relationship is like with him and your thoughts on Steve Wilks joining that,” a reporter asked, Wilks, who was recently named the interim head coach for the Carolina Panthers to become the fourth current Black NFL head coach. Read more…