NFL coach Jack Del Rio has gotten himself into some trouble over his recent comments about January 6th. The Washington Commanders (formerly Redskins) Defensive Coordinator first made comments in relation to January 6th on Twitter. He is active on the social media platform and has a somewhat recognizable presence. So when he responded to a random January 6th tweet from a “blue check” (verified) person, a lot of people took notice. His comment was a very simple question that many people have asked over the past couple of years. The problem is that mainstream media and political people do not like those sorts of questions because it pokes holes in their anti-Trump, anti-conservative narrative.
The question was simply about the coverage of the January 6th event vs the series of Black Lives Matter riots over the summer of 2020. It is common sense to cover all instances of violence and/or civil unrest with the same level of scrutiny and criticism. That simply has not happened with the January 6th incident in comparison to the vast amount of BLM riots. Del Rio clarified his statements on Twitter via a press conference after an off-season practice. This is where he referred to January 6th as a “dust-up” where nothing was burned down. Although his statement was true, it doesn’t matter. Any attempt at removing January 6th from the pedestal that the mainstream media and political types have placed it on is an act of heresy in their eyes.
As a result of Del Rio’s simple question pointing out this obvious issue, the NAACP has called on the Commanders to fire him. The NAACP also says that if the Commanders don’t fire him, that he should resign on his own due to the sheer egregious nature of his statements. Other media types have echoed the sentiments of the NAACP.
NAACP President Calls For Jack Del Rio To Be Fired Over Capitol Riot Comments
Washington Commanders defensive coordinator calls Jan. 6 riot a ‘dust-up’ : NPR
Del Rio sorry after calling Capitol insurrection a ‘dust-up’ | AP News
Commanders DC Jack Del Rio responds to criticism over recent tweets | NBC Sports Washington – YouTube
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