In honor of our site redesign, we present a new, semi-regular feature on dumbassery we’re calling “DISGWITTER of the Weak.” Disgwitter, as in the stupid Tweets people who should know better end up posting anyway. Our first
victim perpetrator? UCLA freshman football player, Randall Carroll.
Over the weekend, wide receiver Carroll got busted for bitching on Twitter about his offensive coordinator, Coach Norm Chow, to a top high school recruit. It was reported by the LA Times that Carroll, who was heavily recruited himself, used a “racial epithet” to describe Chow. The Times reposted this edited version of Carroll’s Tweet (after his account was quickly deleted):
“man oregon, stanford and cal should have been easy wins ,, but [expletive] thys [racial slur] norm chow dnt be trustin us ,, so it is what it is.”
We kinda naturally assumed that the slur Carroll, who is black, directed at Chow, who is of Chinese descent, was “chink.”
Well, not exactly.
It took a little digging, but then we found another version of the same LA Times piece, only instead of saying Carroll had used a “racial epithet,” it said Carroll had used “the N-word.”
Well, not exactly, either.
Here’s a screen grab (via The Couch QB) of what Carroll actually Tweeted:
Okay, so Oprah wouldn’t approve.
But really, Carroll’s biggest blunder is not understanding that 1) Twitter is, um, like, public and 2) he just pissed off the dude who holds the keys to his future. Maybe it’ll all turn out okay in the end, however, because it’s been reported that Carroll and Chow have already kissed and made up.
What do you think? Did they hug it out and say to one another, “You still my [racial slur]“?
Thanks, Cate! Thanks, Neaato Org!
Filed under: African-Americans, Chinese-Americans, College Football, DISGWITTER, Media Hype, Norm Chow, Overblown Stories, Racial Epithets, Racial Slurs, Randall Carroll, Tweets, Twitter, UCLA Football
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