Terrell Owens tells Stephen A. Smith that Max Kellerman seems ‘blacker’ than him
Stephen. A Smith has been highly critical of Colin Kaepernick for the way the quarterback handled last Saturday’s workout, and Terrell Owens called Smith out over his take in a big way on Thursday.
Owens was a guest on ESPN’s “First Take,” and he defended Kaepernick for changing the location of his workout and wanting “transparency” from the NFL. Owens then told Smith that co-host Max Kellerman, who has defended Kaepernick, seems like he is “blacker” than Smith with the way he has spoken about the situation. As you might expect, Smith didn’t appreciate it.
Terrell Owens to Stephen A Smith "I'm in the streets, Max almost seems blacker than you Stephen A" pic.twitter.com/CuOTDKoAFB
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Smith told Owens he “crossed the line” and then criticized him and others for trying to “bait me” in front of the black community. He also addressed the situation with a tweet.
The man himself @terrellowens ASKED to come on @FirstTake today to cal back at me for things I’ve said this week on @Kaepernick7 and @MylesLGarrett situations. He ASKED, peeps. Not me. I’m gonna leave it at that.
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) November 21, 2019
Like others, Smith concluded from the way Saturday’s events unfolded that Kaepernick does not actually want to play football. He ripped the 32-year-old for showing up to the workout with a T-shirt that alluded to slavery and said he needs to seize the opportunity at some point if he actually wants to play again. Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid then accused Smith of “tap dancing for the NFL,” and Smith unloaded on Reid in a Twitter rant.
We believe we have uncovered the real reason why the NFL tried to organize a workout for Kaepernick, and it seems like both sides have their agendas. The issue is, and always will be, about more than just football.