Sport Randy Moss: 'I've been dealing with racism my whole life'

20:50  10 august  2018
20:50  10 august  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

Randy Moss wears tie honoring victims killed in police violence at Hall of Fame ceremony

  Randy Moss wears tie honoring victims killed in police violence at Hall of Fame ceremony “What I wanted to express with my tie was to let these families know they’re not alone,” Moss said.Randy Moss, however, took the opportunity to make a statement but he did it without saying very much. The legendary Vikings and Patriots wide receiver wore a tie with the names of African American men, women and children who have been killed in police shootings or died in custody.

Randy Gene Moss (born February 13, 1977) is a former American football wide receiver who played 14 seasons in the National Football League (NFL).

But I can handle it because I ' ve been dealing with racism my whole life ." CANTON, OH - AUGUST 04: Randy Moss poses for photographers next to his Hall of Fame bust after he was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame during the 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony on

Randy Moss wearing a suit and tie © Provided by Perform Media Channels Limited

Randy Moss has accomplished a lot in his life and Hall of Fame NFL career.

But he hasn't been able to overcome hate.

Moss was recently inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame and made waves on social media after television cameras got a close-up of the tie he was wearing during a live interview at Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, OH.

The black tie featured the names of 12 black men and women in gold lettering who were murdered by police or died in police custody. It was Moss' way of shedding light on social injustice and those who've paid the price with their lives as a result.

Pro Football Hall of Fame may require future inductees to attend enshrinement, report says

  Pro Football Hall of Fame may require future inductees to attend enshrinement, report says All the fuss on the Hall’s part stems from Terrell Owens' decision to skip Canton this weekend.According to Pro Football Talk, the Hall of Fame may screen potential inductees (up to 25 semifinalists) and require them to sign a document promising to attend their enshrinement ceremony prior to being named a finalist and voted in. The report said the new measure “is virtually certain to happen.

Hall of Famer Randy Moss told The Undefeated he received some praise for the tie he wore at induction ceremony, but he also got many hateful messages. But I can handle it because I ’ ve been dealing with racism my whole life ."

But lately, I ' ve been counting my stars 'Cause I will spend my whole life loving you. Through your shining eyes Sweet like Jeffrey Pines I pretended I could read your thoughts Now it's just the truth Seems our hearts have fused Soldered like the gold your sister brought.

Of course, not everyone was happy with the former All-Pro receiver's decision to wear the tie, as Moss told Jason Reid of The Undefeated.

"Sunday night, I’m driving home, I get a direct message on my Instagram from a police officer," Moss said, according to the report. "The police officer is telling me, ‘Hey, buddy, I disagree with the criminals that you have on your tie. They broke the law.’

"He’s telling me about all these criminals and thugs on my tie. Not all of them are criminals. Not all of them are thugs. Some were just kids. But, yeah, some broke the law. And they are considered criminals or thugs or whatever the hell you consider them. But people losing their lives all the time is not supposed to happen. It’s not what they deserved. What happened, and what happens so many times, is that … it’s just wrong. These people shouldn’t have lost their lives."

Eagles re-sign safety Corey Graham to 1-year deal

  Eagles re-sign safety Corey Graham to 1-year deal Philadelphia also signed tight end Gannon Sinclair to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed. Roster Moves: #Eagles sign S Corey Graham and TE Gannon Sinclair to one-year contractsWaive S Ryan NealWaive/injured TE Adam Zaruba.

[Outro: Hit-Boy] I ' ve been grinding my whole life ho Spending money like we never had money because we never had money, nigga what what what Spending money like Hit-Boy produced a dope beat (used by Childish Gambino and G-Unit) for Grindin' My Whole Life – performed by his HS87 Crew.

Randy Moss has received a strong reaction to the tie he wore to his Hall of Fame enshrinement over the weekend. But I can handle it because I ’ ve been dealing with racism my whole life .

Moss mentioned he's "been dealing with racism my whole life" and referenced the vitriol he's received from people on websites.

"They’re saying, ‘You’re a dumb black jock. You just need to stick to playing football, n—.’ All of this hate mail I’m getting for wearing a tie and talking about the truth."

It doesn't appear current NFL players are done addressing social injustices either. During Thursday's preseason games, three Dolphins players protested during the national anthem before their preseason game against the Buccaneers.

The President responded to the protest Friday via Twitter, saying in part, "The NFL players are at it again - taking a knee when they should be standing proudly for the National Anthem."

WATCH: Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees' speeches; gratitude, passion abound .
Highlights from the Pro Football Hall of Fame 2018 induction ceremony in Canton, Ohio.Headlined by wide receiver Randy Moss and linebacker Ray Lewis, those former players and executives were officially inducted Saturday night in Canton, Ohio.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!