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Journalist Suggests That Brian Flores Was Fired Because He’s Black

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We can all agree Brian Flores’ firing in Miami made no sense, but USA Today’s Mike Freeman claims he was fired because he’s black. Of course he did.

Flores earned a 24-25 record as head coach in Miami and didn’t make the playoffs once during his tenure. That said, when two of an organization’s three winning seasons are under one coach and two of this season’s wins are against Bill Belichick, that guy isn’t the problem. Brian Flores led the team to seven straight wins this season and seemed like the solution. If you’d asked us preseason, nine wins for that roster in Miami would have sounded like a success. So what happened?

Well, Mike Freeman believes Flores would still have the job had he been white.

We’ll chalk this one up to the polarizing environment Twitter has orchestrated. Media talking heads like Freeman disagree with a firing and then draw a baseless conclusion that divides America. Not every black coach who loses his job does so because of racism — sometimes a team has their reasons and the general public isn’t informed enough to figure out what those reasons are.

Rumors have surfaced that Flores wasn’t getting along with players in the locker room. Of course, we have no way of confirming or denying those rumors, but it’s a journalist’s job to avoid drawing conclusions that can’t be backed up by anything other than emotion. Mike Freeman is just another race-baiter who’s gotten comfortable taking the easy way out of these nuanced coaching decisions.

And again, we disagree with Brian Flores’ dismissal, but to conclude this was racially motivated is dismal reporting.

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for OutKick.com, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr

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  1. We’ll chalk this one up to the polarizing environment Twitter orchestrated when they invented this app

    And of course Oukick sends out Carlton to find that one journalist out of a million. Great job Dhjango Steven…. It’s like clockwork with you. #SkinnyPaleWhitlock

  2. Not every black coach who loses his job does so because of the same racism MLK fought — sometimes a team has their reasons and the general public isn’t informed enough to figure that out.

    “Not every black coach who loses his job does so because of the same racism MLK fought ‘ (but some do? That’s unacceptable)

    the Irony

  3. Gary, thanks for the article. Flores was fired as the result of a power struggle between him and the GM (who happens to be black). This happens every day in businesses all across the world and it happens to white, black, HIspanic, Asian, gay, straight, women, men, etc etc. Flores was not especially fired for being black. That is a dumb, lazy and illogical argument. What else should we expect from the cuckold journos out there and liberal idiots who just want a fake headline.

  4. I read that there may have been some dissention with the GM Chris Grier, who happens to be black. So if racism was involved I’d think that both would’ve been fired. I agree that Flores should’ve been given another year, especially with the way they rallied the second half of the year. Someone will scoop him up quickly. (Oh yeah, and it’s not his fault the Dolphins drafted Tua over Herbert!)

  5. Lolololol and Lamar Jackson won’t get the Max Money in the league at his position cuz he’s black and Justin Fields won’t get enough of a shot when he proves to continue on his trendlines to bustville. They will just never let it go until one of these guys they project this on to comes out and says “Yo Fuck all of you MSM fucking idiots I’m my own man and can handle my own business and these are the actual reasons I was let go.”

  6. Maybe Maga athletes will tale over sports and Conservative Maga men will take over sports to show us all how to REALLY play sports with all their great athletes? Lmbao …I know I know…if it wasn’t for those pesky tryouts and having to compete against other GROWN ASS MEN you would be on top. #Charlottesville #January6th

    Sincerely
    Jesse Owen’s

  7. I would like to say the nfl isn’t racist, but perhaps it is. I mean Ray Lewis literally committed murder and no one even blinked. A.B. has been given chance after chance, anyone remember Pac-Man Jones? Ray Rice? …all forgiven, Jon Gruden.. fired. Now known as “former coach disgraced Jon Gruden”…but anyway the dolphins were ignorant for firing Flores, but it wasn’t because he was black.

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