ESPN’s Ryan Clark breaks down on ‘Get Up’ while discussing racism directed at his son

first_imgBelow is the account of the incident Jordan Clark posted on Twitter. He was at the Whataburger with Arizona State tight end Nolan Matthews and safety T Lee.”Tonight my teammates and I decided to get dinner from Whataburger. Due to the pandemic the inside was closed, and the drive through was the only way to get food. My teammate approached a car with a white woman in it, and asker her if she would mind ordering our food for us. We told her we’d pay, but she said she was in a hurry.”So we waited for the next car, and asked a younger white guy to do it for us. He had no problem with it, and we gave him the money. We sat on the wall far away from the window, and waited. The woman that we asked initially eventually got to the window, and proceeded to roll her window down to ask what our problem was.”We were sitting on the wall. She then filed a complaint with the manager saying that we harassed her, and he comped her meal. She then turned to us, and said in a vindicated voice; ‘THANKS FOR THE FREE FOOD N—!’ The store manager gave her the food, and she began to drive off while saying ‘BYE N—.'”The manager was unfazed. He didn’t bat an eye, or think twice about what he had heard. He didn’t apologize to us for it happening, or show any sympathy at all. He was quick to condemn us, and tell us we were wrong. Quick to threaten us, and say he’d call the police.”Ryan Clark on Friday was asked on ESPN’s “Get Up” how he reacted to the incident his son encountered a few days prior.Below is his powerful response. It will be well worth your time today to watch @realrclark25 speak on a recent incident involving his son, Jordan, and two other Arizona State football players who say they were called a racial slur by a Whataburger customer on Wednesday. pic.twitter.com/fftWwvgyx8— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) June 19, 2020Tuesday’s encounter at Whataburger prompted statements from both the university and the restaurant’s corporate office.From ASU president Michael Crow: “We are aware of the situation our student-athletes reported happening (Tuesday) night at Whataburger where they were subjected to racist behavior and name calling by a customer. There is no excuse for this. It is a continuation of gross ignorance, racism and hatred that permeates facets of our society. We understand that Whataburger has stepped-up and requested more information. We strongly encourage Whataburger to fully investigate this situation and assess what steps it must take to deal with customers who exhibit this kind of behavior. It cannot be tolerated.”From Whataburger: “We condemn racism in any form and were horrified to hear how these customers were treated by another customer — this will not be tolerated. We are reinforcing training with our employee on how this incident was handled and have spoken with the customers and their families to apologize for this terrible experience.” Jordan Clark, a redshirt freshman cornerback at Arizona State and the son of retired NFL defensive back Ryan Clark, is one of three Sun Devils players who were called a racial slur Tuesday night while waiting for food at a Whataburger near ASU’s campus.Ryan Clark, who played 13 seasons for the Redskins, Steelers and Giants and is now an NFL analyst for ESPN, is simply happy his son is still alive.last_img read more

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Barcelona wanders in the search for a striker

first_imgBarça seems determined to take the step he did not dare in January. Play it with a striker no matter how much he runs the risk of repeating the Boateng episode. Circumstances, however, rush the club, which also let Carles Pérez go without any logic. Endless names related yesterday with Barça. As soon as the discharge time of Ousmane Dembélé, which has to officially reach five months, is formalized, Barça will launch a forward-patch signing that can, in part, occupy the tremendous gap left by Suarez (participated in 41% of the goals that the team has done this season until it was injured) and I trembled. The case of the Frenchman is symbolic because he has played just nine games with the poor record of a goal. The vanguard Lucas Pérez’s published, the Alavés striker who was already close to wearing Barça’s shirt in 2016. At that time he was in Deportivo, but then Luis Enrique and Robert decided on Paco Alcácer, now at Villarreal. The signing of Lucas Pérez would be surprising, but even more agitated Angel’s name. Road of 33 years, the striker is substitute in Getafe. No one in the Coliseum considers his departure but Barcelona kept a discreet silence yesterday. Probably, and as in each name of those presented to it, it wanders. The bet is a risk for the sports commission.In addition to Lucas Pérez and Ángel, the names of Rodrigo (the first objective in the winter market) and of Willian Jose Also from Kevin Gameiro and from the bético Loren. In the background, any forward is Barca’s goal at this time, knowing that clubs no longer want to move their templates and that they have no market beyond LaLiga.What most regrets Barca is not having a quarry. Carles Pérez has gone to Rome; Barça has transferred Abel Ruiz to Braga in the Trincao operation; and, finally, Marquis has been transferred to Juventus. And, as if that were not enough, the Japanese Hiroki Abe has suffered a serious injury identical to that of Dembélé: rupture in the tendon of the biceps femoris of the right thigh.last_img read more

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OLD DONEGAL PHOTOS BEING SNAPPED UP FOR UNIQUE EXHIBITION

first_imgPhoto caption: An old photograph of Kee’s shop, Glenfin Street Ballybofey. The Ballybofey, Stranorlar and District Historical Society is urgently seeking old pictures of the area for an upcoming photo exhibition in the Butt Hall.The deadline is fast approaching for the submission of old photographs for the upcoming exhibition by the Ballybofey, Stranorlar and District Historical Society.The society is looking for copies of any old photographs of people, places or events in the area for the photo exhibition.The event will take place in the exhibition area of the Balor Theatre on Saturday, May 11, to link in with other planned events as part of the Isaac Butt weekend. If you, or anyone you know, have old photographs that would be of interest, then contact Gerard McHugh by Monday, April 22, at his studio on Donegal Street, Ballybofey, on 074 91 32750.Alternatively, you can email old photos, preferably high resolution, to enquiries@gerardmchughphotography.comThe next meeting of the society will take place in the Henderson Hall, Stranorlar on Monday April 22, at 8.00pm.New members are always welcome, for more information please come along to the next meeting or contact the Society Chairperson, Aubrey Oliver.  OLD DONEGAL PHOTOS BEING SNAPPED UP FOR UNIQUE EXHIBITION was last modified: July 26th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BALLY STRANORLAR HISTORICAL SOCIETYphotoslast_img read more

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