NFL Coach Shuts Down ‘Woke’ Reporter’s Race-Baiting Questioning

A top NFL head coach has shut down a “woke” reporter who was trying to pursue a race-baiting line of questioning during a press conference.

On Thursday, Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Todd Bowles pushed back against a question framed around race in a news conference.

A reporter asked Bowles about facing Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin on Sunday.

Both Tomlin and Bowles are black.

The reporter tried to twist the narrative of the game to be about race while asking Bowles about his relationship with Tomlin.

He continued by describing Bowles and Tomlin as “two of the few black coaches” in the league.

However, Bowles refused to play ball and shut down the reporter’s race-baiting with five simple words: “We don’t look at color.”

“I have a very good relationship with Tomlin,” Bowles said, seemingly frustrated by the divisive question.

“We don’t look at… what color we are when we coach against each other.

“We just know each other.

“I have a lot of very good white friends who coach in this league as well, and I don’t think it’s a big deal, as far as us coaching against each other.

“It’s normal,” he asserted.

However, Bowles’ response evidently wasn’t clear enough.

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Another member of the media continued to push the race angle in a follow-up question.

“But you also understand that representation matters,” the off-screen reporter claimed.

He again tried using Bowles and Tomlin as examples of black head coaches.

“Well, when you say they see ‘you guys’ and look like them and grow up like them, [it] means that we’re oddballs to begin with,” Bowles responded.

“I think the minute you guys stop making a big deal about it everybody else will, as well.”


Bowles’ answer didn’t exactly line up with the progressive tendency to view everything through the lens of race and ethnicity.

Fans pointed to Bowles’ answer as a masterclass in treating others as individuals, regardless of their racial identity.

Sports commentator Clay Travis speculated that Bowles would find himself a target of woke ideologues for the answer.

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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