Former Super Bowl champion Rashard Mendenhall is calling for football games to be racially segregated because he’s “sick” of “white guys commenting” on the sport.
Instead of the annual Pro Bowl, Mendenhall is proposing an “All-Black vs. All-White Bowl.”
In a post on X before Christmas, the former Pittsburgh Steelers running back blasted “white” NFL analysts.
However, Mendenhall didn’t further elaborate on exactly who the ire was directed at.
He continued by arguing that white people are “not even good at football.”
The post has since gone viral been viewed over 88 million times.
“I’m sick of average white guys commenting on football,” Mendenhall wrote in the post.
“Y’all not even good at football.”
“Can we please replace the Pro Bowl with an All-Black vs. All-White bowl so these cats can stop trying to teach me who’s good at football.
“I’m better than ur goat,” he added.
I’m sick of average white guys commenting on football. Y’all not even good at football. Can we please replace the Pro Bowl with an All-Black vs. All-White bowl so these cats can stop trying to teach me who’s good at football. I’m better than ur goat.
— Rashard Mendenhall (@R_Mendenhall) December 18, 2023
The comments followed his earlier post slamming criticism of the Steelers and coach Mike Tomlin.
It came after the team’s loss earlier this month to the Indianapolis Colts, 30-13.
The former Steeler wrote that he didn’t understand how a person could talk about “Tomlin’s playoff record, without acknowledging that [Steelers QB] Kenny Pickett has only played one year.”
He then took a swipe at former Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger.
“Who was the QB for all those playoff loses?!!” Mendenhall wrote.
“Literally all of them. Make up your minds.
“How you arbitrarily separate Mike & Ben in the [Win/Loss] column?”
Mendenhall played for the Steelers from 2008-2012.
He won a Super Bowl ring in 2009 when the team beat the Arizona Cardinals in XLIII.
However, he failed to get a second ring after he ended up fumbling the ball in Super Bowl XLV following a hit by Packers’ Clay Matthews and the eventual team loss to Green Bay, 31-25.
The former running back’s drop in the big game was noted in the numerous reactions to his proposal.
“I’m sick of average RBs fumbling the ball away in the most important game they’ll ever play but I guess we both won’t get what we want Rashard,” one person wrote.
“Racist and fumbled away a Superbowl,” another added.
“Have some shame.”
“If you can’t hold onto the football when it matters most I’d suggest sitting this out,” a third person wrote.