Brock Lesnar compares himself to Bo Jackson; Raiders, Jackson’s daughter respond
The Oakland Raiders and Bo Jackson’s daughter would like to remind Brock Lesnar that he is not Bo Jackson.
Lesnar called himself “the modern-day Bo Jackson” in an ESPN SportsCenter interview on Monday, a reference to his prowess as a college wrestler, a pro wrestler, and a UFC fighter, not to mention an aborted attempt to make it in the NFL.
Brock Lesnar calls himself a crossover athlete in reference to his return to the octagon. pic.twitter.com/Exha5GRbPo
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 6, 2016
As you might imagine, this did not go over too well in certain circles. One of those disapproving was those behind his former NFL team’s Twitter account. Jackson played for the L.A. Raiders, and the Oakland Raiders Twitter account delivered a reminder that couldn’t possibly be coincidental.
— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) June 6, 2016
Perhaps even better was the response of Jackson’s daughter Morgan, who was even more blunt in her response to Lesnar.
? stop https://t.co/ZtR2kOp1kA
— Morgan Jackson (@MoKnows_34) June 6, 2016
Lesnar is an extremely gifted athlete, and with his return to the Octagon, he’s going to promote himself, which is fine. But Bo Jackson was in a class of his own.