Regardless of how you feel about Josh Allen’s style of play, there’s no denying that his success on the field is due almost entirely to his black teammates – those of the race that Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula “allegedly” told: “Go back to Africa.”
This is the moment when someone of Allen’s color, job security and standing within the organization can stand up and do something. But don’t be surprised if No. 17 stays put.
In a post-Colin Kaepernick world, we’ve seen players sit, kneel, raise their fists and give speeches. Since 2016, however, you’d be hard-pressed to find a single white quarterback who actually bothered to look out for his Black teammates — especially when Donald Trump called them “sons of bitches.”
Like those who came before him and those who will come after him, Allen is part of this useless lot.
For example, a look at the Bills depth chart shows how much Allen owes black people. The three men listed as the starting wide receivers that Allen throws to are all Black — Stefon Diggs, Deonte Harty and Gabe Davis. The running back and fullback are both black – James Cook and Reggie Gilliam. Two of the five men protecting Allen on his offensive line are Black – Dion Dawkins and O’Cyrus Torrence.
“If the black players don’t like it here, they should go back to Africa and see how bad it is.” Pegula is accused when player protests broke out during the national anthem. And despite the loud noise surrounding Bill’s property this week, Allen was as quiet as a church mouse.
Oh, but it gets worse.
Because Jim Trotter submitted his Racial discrimination/retaliation lawsuit against the NFL Earlier this week we learned even more about Pegula’s alleged actions.
Check this out from the lawsuit:
“Mr. Pegula expressed his opinion that Mr. Kaepernick’s disenfranchisement was a “media problem” and suggested that the NFL needed a spokesman to promote the league’s image. Mr. Pegula suggested that the spokesman should be black, to appease the media: “So that we as African Americans have a face, at least a face that could be in the media, we could stand behind it.” This statement illustrates the NFL’s focus on “appearing” inclusive when this is out is beneficial from a business or PR perspective without really meaningfully considering the concept of diversity.”
Damar Hamlin, this is what your owner really thinks about you.
Josh Allen is one of them eight men selected to captain the Bills this season. They are believed to be “men’s leaders” and locker room leaders. In this group, no one has more power, more job security or more money than Allen. This would be the perfect time for him to use it – but he won’t. Plus, it’s a high expectation at best – kind of like thinking he’ll improve his turnover rate.
https://deadspin.com/josh-allen-terry-pegula-buffalo-bills-nfl-1850842801 Josh Allen of the Buffalo Bills needs to stand up for his black teammates