You've seen the owners who don't have an ounce of guts, a bit of modesty, or a sense of morality. But what about the owners who are total xenophobes? The ones who make racist or misogynistic remarks and feel little to no remorse from these remarks? These owners are being highlighted today.
A name that has come up recently is Woody Johnson, owner of the New York Jets. Johnson is the U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom, appointed by President Donald Trump. Being appointed by Trump isn't exactly the problem here: it's the recent racist and sexist remarks that he's under fire for.
First, he made a remark about black fathers not remaining with their families, calling it the "real challenge". This was while he questioned the purpose of Black History Month. According to CNN, Johnson has also commented on women's appearances at the U.S. embassy and at public events. He has also said that he prefers working with women because they were cheaper and worked harder. Johnson even held meetings at men's-only clubs, preventing female colleagues from attending, before being told to stop the practice.
This prompted top safety Jamal Adams to request a trade, which he eventually got when he went to Seattle. There's also Johnson trying to get the Open Championship secured at one of Trump's golf clubs in Scotland (Trump denies this), but that's a drop in the bucket compared to his other misdeeds.
Other xenophobic owners include James Dolan of the Knicks and Rangers (remember "Under the Hood) and Bob McNair, formerly of the Houston Texans.
Every sports fan, no matter their pedigree, wants to feel welcome by their team. When the owner of said team says some disparaging remarks, it'll make the fans feel uncomfortable and unwelcome.
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