Bernard Hopkins Rips Donovan McNabb Again, Says He’s Not Black Enough
Bernard Hopkins has ripped on Donovan McNabb again, this time questioning his blackness. During a training session on Tuesday, Hopkins pretty much called McNabb an Uncle Tom. From the Philadelphia Daily News:
According to Hopkins, McNabb had a privileged childhood in suburban Chicago and, as a result, is not black enough or tough enough, at least compared with, say, himself, Michael Vick and Terrell Owens.
“Forget this,” Hopkins said, pointing to his own dark skin. “He’s got a suntan. That’s all.”
“T.O. got [into] the boardroom and saw the way they talked to McNabb. Coming from where he [comes from] – that’s strange to some white people, when a black man speaks.”
That was only a small sampling of what Hopkins had to offer. At other points he suggested McNabb was a privileged black guy “who got the extra coat. The extra servings.” Hopkins went off completely on McNabb with much more criticism, and it was all unprovoked, but it should be taken lightly. In 2008, he ripped McNabb for having no heart. He called McNabb a lapdog in 2009. And then the Philadelphia native threw his support behind Michael Vick.
Where does this all come from, you ask? The hatred stems from McNabb supposedly snubbing Hopkins when the boxer attended an Eagles practice. Since then he’s had it out for Donovan.
Knowing McNabb, he’ll take the high road and avoid the controversy. As for B-Hop, it’s petty to keep ripping Donovan. Of course this isn’t the first time Hopkins has played the race card.