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#pounditSaturday, September 26, 2020

Randy Moss has received 150-200 hate mail messages over tie

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Randy Moss has received a strong reaction to the tie he wore to his Hall of Fame enshrinement over the weekend.

Moss talked with The Undefeated’s Jason Reid about his tie, which he says has generated responses from those in favor and opposed to his message.

“The black community praised me and thanked me for shedding light on African-Americans dying,” Moss told Reid. “Then on the flip side, you’ve got sites where people are slamming me, saying ‘Hey, n—–, stay in your place.’ They’re saying, ‘You’re a dumb black jock. You just need to stick to playing football, n—–.’ All of this hate mail I’m getting for wearing a tie and talking about the truth. But I can handle it because I’ve been dealing with racism my whole life. I’ve deleted a lot of hate mail. Probably 150 to 200 messages the last few days.”

The tie was custom-made by Moss’ tailor and had the names of several black people who had been killed by police or died in police custody stitched into it in gold. The deaths of the people listed on his tie have been regarded as injustices by many.

Moss told Reid he knew there was going to be some controversy about his tie but he didn’t care. He says that in addition to the hate mail, he has received messages of support from current athletes and celebrities.

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