Adrien Broner Insults Pacquiao’s Fans with Racist Jokes During Press Conference
In the build-up to his bout with Manny Pacquiao on Jan. 19, American professional boxer Adrien Broner dropped racially insensitive remarks directed not only at the Filipino southpaw, but at his supporters too.
Some users made thoughtful comments about Broner’s racism while others alleged that casual racism towards Asians is too readily tolerated:
Sad. The man will be fighting for the 70th time, and at the elite level, where’s the good grace from Broner and his team towards Manny for that? Of course they want to win, but instead of being respectful, they posture and smirk as he reels off racist stereotypes. Not cool.
Because for some odd reason any racism directed towards Asians, whether it’s southeast or otherwise, remains acceptable in this country. It’s the most ridiculous double standard and this isn’t the first time it’s been directed publicly at Pacquiao.
Pacquiao, 40, defeated Broner, 29, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas by unanimous decision, making it Pacquiao’s 61st win and retaining his WBA welterweight title. Unfortunately, Pacquiao was also the victim of a home burglary at his residence in Los Angeles, though it is not clear what, if anything, was taken.