Stephen A. reacts to suspended broadcaster's Lamar Jackson comments: 'It was stupid!' | First Take

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Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman react to San Francisco 49ers radio analyst Tim Ryan being suspended for making comments about Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson's skin color.
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SlyCooper Πριν μήνα
And the next game lamar wears all white jersey with white long sleeve and white gloves and still gets 100+ yards
Kevin Dickerson
Kevin Dickerson Πριν 2 μήνες
I saw the game not trying to be funny you couldn't see the ball but living in this day in age the truth will get you fired or suspended
Rotten to the Core!
Rotten to the Core! Πριν 2 μήνες
Javenbmx ridin
Javenbmx ridin Πριν 3 μήνες
Cmon now what if the ball was white or a similar color to the skin color of a white person someone would say that it blended and it would be no big deal so was is racist or did he simply speak his mind or are just white people racist?
Bryce Springfield
Bryce Springfield Πριν 4 μήνες
What is this guy saying?....nothing offensive there,how is describing someone’s skin color offensive?...I have dark skin color and I don’t see why it’s bad to say it,it doesn’t make sense!!
Marco Solo
Marco Solo Πριν 8 μήνες
Does this include volleyball?
First Last
First Last Πριν 8 μήνες
Oh, shut up.
wbspensfan28 Πριν 8 μήνες
Him stating a fact that his arm is the same color as the ball is ignorant? Sorry I disagree.
Chris Nguyen
Chris Nguyen Πριν 8 μήνες
PC culture nowadays.
keepitsimplestupid Πριν 8 μήνες
what did he say?
M Huh
M Huh Πριν 8 μήνες
Max Kellerman spent his time under radio desks... yeah worked... okay.
Errington Alexis
Errington Alexis Πριν 8 μήνες
Max u still invited to cookouts ... I actually think the guy has a point
Alvin colbert
Alvin colbert Πριν 8 μήνες
Stop trying to clean it up..it is racist..plan and simple...
Tony Saracen
Tony Saracen Πριν 8 μήνες
It was stupid AND Racist because all it was meant to do was minimize Lamar Jacksons greatness...his flaws are so limited this moron went into his bag and came out with something racial. "His skin is so dark it camoflauges the ball". 1...No it doesn't. 2. Lamar Jackson isn't he first darkskinned QB so that argument could have been made years ago...but it wasn't because the ball and skin are not identical or even close in matching. 3. Like I said, anything but his talent is being used to excuse/justify just how much better he is at QB than anyone we've ever seen.
Chris Nguyen
Chris Nguyen Πριν 8 μήνες
He also score 13 on the wonderlic score, 13 is lower than the requirement to be a janitor. His IQ is 86.
Mr. Bay Area
Mr. Bay Area Πριν 8 μήνες
Had Tim had said matching gloves with uniform then it would not be looked at as ignorant comment
Reverse IronZ
Reverse IronZ Πριν 8 μήνες
No one would react like this if it was a white person this world is too soft
paul thomas
paul thomas Πριν 8 μήνες
white guys sez ''cause its the elephant in the room'' it is ???? now what is the reason it is the elephant...cough cough liberal media..cough cough race obsessed white liberal media feeling guilt...cough cough
John Alexander
John Alexander Πριν 8 μήνες
This white boy needs to be fired asap this is a jealous hating white boy he needs to be fired i don't understand Steven Smith won't say that ??
Chris Nguyen
Chris Nguyen Πριν 8 μήνες
Blacks are made of mental glasses
paul thomas
paul thomas Πριν 8 μήνες
stephen A missed this one. the guy made a fair point. it is indeed harder to see. its not a racist issue. its a visual issue. if i use a blue pen and write on blue paper you cannot see it. couldnt disagree with stephen a more....even though i do like him
El Tigre
El Tigre Πριν 8 μήνες
If you are smart You tackle the QB every time because they don't run the single wing anymore .
Darin Weaver
Darin Weaver Πριν 8 μήνες
The real reason why a guy like that said that is because what he here from guys like SA an other so it not a surprise to me to here that from White guy
Brittain Gibson
Brittain Gibson Πριν 8 μήνες
The chick is just there. Acting like she’s all offended. Smh, she doesn’t know what’s happening
007dredger Πριν 8 μήνες
We are in the Trump era, where this type of trickle down racial insensitivity will keep on happening. Brace yourselves for more "shocking" comments in 2020. I feel a suspension is an adequate disciplinary action.
Trey Referee 100%
Trey Referee 100% Πριν 8 μήνες
Stephen A actually makes sense and is not loud today✊😊
Recon Expert
Recon Expert Πριν 8 μήνες
How will it look for when Jackson is holding the super bowl trophie up
GAIN LABS Πριν 8 μήνες
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A J Πριν 8 μήνες
give him a pass because white amerikkka wouldnt ever be or say anything racist
Jc Coolidge
Jc Coolidge Πριν 8 μήνες
This politically correct sideshow is exactly the kind of nonsense that provides cover for the truly insensitive, cruel, racist, homophobic, xenophobic and misogynist comments. It does nothing but water down the definition of bigotry -- which in turn makes it harder to deal with the real thing. Because as soon as you confront people who are truly bigoted, they scream "political correctness" to deflect from their own actions. The fact is he said nothing wrong. He didn't criticize him. He didn't refer to his race in a derogatory way. He didn't say what he was doing was unfair or against the rules. It was perfectly innocent -- and perfectly appropriate -- given the context of the conversation.
Neal Bowers
Neal Bowers Πριν 8 μήνες
I hate to say this but it’s kinda true his ability to create handoff illusions are amazing and skin tone is a factor in this .. his shade is perfect for hiding that ball. Now his skin tone is a small factor cause it takes a great deal of total body strength and hand eye coordination to pull off such a great illusion like he does .. but does skin tone help heck yeah it. Helps but it’s not cheating !! We all some sort of shade of brown And there are 1000’s of shades
Chris Nguyen
Chris Nguyen Πριν 8 μήνες
@Neal Bowers I am Asian, I know everything.
Neal Bowers
Neal Bowers Πριν 8 μήνες
Chris Nguyen my kind ?? You don’t know my kind
Chris Nguyen
Chris Nguyen Πριν 8 μήνες
great deal of total body strength and hand eye coordination maybe for your kind
WAYNE HAZZARD Πριν 9 μήνες
Stephen A's nose is so brown it's a brownie. This discussion is dishonest. Using the word stupid to soften evil.
Shalie Richardson
Shalie Richardson Πριν 9 μήνες
What’s in the heart comes to the surface.
G C P Πριν 9 μήνες
In situations like this, I like to think what would happen if a person of color said it, what would happen. If the ball was light colored and the quarterback had very light skin and an announcer with dark skin said, hey maybe his light skin color helps mask the ball color, I am willing to bet that it would be laughed off as funny. I do agree with the "malice" part though. If it was intended to be racially insensitive or said in a tone that had racial undertone or sounded if it were racist, then it is wrong. I am surprised they didn't play a snippet of the actual statement so that viewers could hear the way he said it, not just the words he said. I do think people of color can get away with saying a lot more than "white" people and if they call the person out they can start a race debate - and, speaking from experience, it is often very unbalanced because of the examples people of color can mention. Maybe one day hundreds of years from now we will be so integrated that there won't be such clear racial categorization and we will be one people. Thanks for reading.
G C P Πριν 9 μήνες
Oh, "ex·co·ri·ate." Good word. New one for me. I feel smarter.
jayjaylenchase75 Πριν 9 μήνες
It wasn't racist...and I'm dark skinned.
Sameem Rasheed
Sameem Rasheed Πριν 9 μήνες
It came out if his mouth because he do it around his family & friends. AND BY NO MEANS WAS IT A MISTAKE !!!!!!
True Bruh
True Bruh Πριν 9 μήνες
Let’s look at the history of people like Tim Ryan making comments like this and that’s why he should be fired
True Bruh
True Bruh Πριν 9 μήνες
926 racist and counting
Falaah Blackwell
Falaah Blackwell Πριν 9 μήνες
I'm a black man, and a pro black man. I believe that black people are to sensitive to the point you can't be straight up on how you feel
Jeff Welch
Jeff Welch Πριν 9 μήνες
All I see is a double standard. A man points out an original take which was by no means racist, and the community loses their fucking minds... he never said Lamar jackson is good because of his dark skin color. That would be a stupid and racist comment. He pointed out that the fake might work better because of how the football is dark, his skin is dark and the uniform is black. He said that extra split second hesitation it takes to find the football is too much time and Lamar jackson is athletic enough to exploit it. But this man is fired and may or may not be racist. On the flip side. Gerald McCoy publicly calls cmc the best White RB in nfl history and nobody bats an eye. Rightfully so too because it’s not racist, but could you imagine if rich Eisen called Russell Wilson the best Black QB to play the game?? He’d be fired. It’s a double standard to the fullest extent and it’s fucking annoying.
James Kirkley
James Kirkley Πριν 9 μήνες
I've heard you make a lot of good points before. But this right here shows that black folks are always trying to look for a reason to to play the race card... when that man was just pointing out the obvious fact tell me how it wouldn't be harder to see a ball that's the color of somebody skin with a black jersey in the background that man just pointed out an obvious fact.
Big Dow
Big Dow Πριν 9 μήνες
Man this is a valid argument BUT is it just me or is Steven A's hairline running from his face or what? 😂
RC Thomas
RC Thomas Πριν 9 μήνες
You cannot always say what is in your mind.
Dave P
Dave P Πριν 9 μήνες
Stephen A: "Why did that pop into his head when he was calling the game?" ...umm because it was his innocent and accurate observation. Can anyone explain to me how basically describing camouflage is racially insensitive?
Terance The Indomitable
Terance The Indomitable Πριν 9 μήνες
That white racist needs to be FIRED. As a former player, Ryan knew what he said was a lie. He's just another white racist that's mad that the best QB in the National Football League is Black and ALL of the top young QB's in the league are Black.
Cloud 78 Freedom
Cloud 78 Freedom Πριν 9 μήνες
White baseball pitchers has a white ball in a white hand and sometimes white uniforms. ...does it warrants speaking about it?
Howard Battle
Howard Battle Πριν 9 μήνες
Sherman said the same thing about not being able to make a read on a play against the Tavens.. Stop treating black people like we need special protection... you guys make black people look like we are helpless
bodentalks Πριν 9 μήνες
This is so stupid. The man just said that the man's skin color is so close to the color of the ball that it's hard to see if he has the ball or handed it off. It's not a racist comment it's just facts. And I am a ravens fan and a black man and can see understand what the man is saying. People stop being so sensitive everything is not racist motivated when a white man speaks on a black man. If i was a white man I would just not say anything about a black man or woman on tv I would just pass it on to the next person because anything i say could cost me my job.
Ribb Rotgut
Ribb Rotgut Πριν 9 μήνες
Bleh, wokeness. He said nothing wrong.
AmarAmeth Bey
AmarAmeth Bey Πριν 9 μήνες
Leviticus chp 13
Tyrone Thomason
Tyrone Thomason Πριν 9 μήνες
He didn't say nothing wrong too me. Why are we so sensitive now?
The Motivated Introvert
The Motivated Introvert Πριν 9 μήνες
Straight to the point unless Skip and Shannon
Mike Miller
Mike Miller Πριν 9 μήνες
Ignorant about what? Dark brown skin and dark brown football. Stop being sooo PC and such a snow flake
Gabrielle Mckay
Gabrielle Mckay Πριν 9 μήνες
Max.....Kelllerman....now you know! Not only was his response bullshit but trying to excuse racial insensitivity in problematic. I hope you enjoyed your last cookout!
Micky Deloach
Micky Deloach Πριν 9 μήνες
Poor lil black guy still wearing his racist feelings on his shoulders! Forgive and forget! Insensitive is for kindergarten
Matt Tricomi
Matt Tricomi Πριν 9 μήνες
you could stare at the wall you just painted in your house and wait for it to dry and that would still be more worth peoples time than this
Dave Cope 1
Dave Cope 1 Πριν 9 μήνες
ESPN is garbage
Terrance Thrweatt
Terrance Thrweatt Πριν 9 μήνες
You speak on everything else you don’t have history of Steven just say you don’t wanna go at him because that’s now how you get your attention
malenurse1999 Πριν 9 μήνες
But when a player says this it’s ok.
Roberto Cruz
Roberto Cruz Πριν 9 μήνες
Let me just say Stephen A Smith really wants to say it was UNACCEPTABLE and the radio analyst should get FIRED but he can't😒
Ricky Lockard
Ricky Lockard Πριν 9 μήνες
He needs to be held responsible there have been black ESPN anchors fired for voicing their opinions.
Anthony Moody
Anthony Moody Πριν 9 μήνες
Why is SAS not calling Lamar Jackson "A BAAAAAAAD MAN"...the guy is the best QB in the NFL
G.O.A.T Chronicles
G.O.A.T Chronicles Πριν 9 μήνες
How come Myles Garrett ain't get dat benefit of da doubt
Toy Gains
Toy Gains Πριν 9 μήνες
Lol. But he literally has dark skin. It’s like being offended if someone said the sky is dark at night.
xoites877 Πριν 9 μήνες
If you watch Lamar Jackson's fake (and real) hand offs you quickly realize that he is simply better at concealing what is going on than possibly any Quarterback in the game.
Tyler Laster
Tyler Laster Πριν 9 μήνες
How is it ignorant to say that wearing a black jersey, having darker skin, with a dark ball makes it hard to see if someone has the ball? It’s the fucking truth lol.
Randolph Smith
Randolph Smith Πριν 9 μήνες
Okay stop giving people a pass on stuff they say they said it didn't mean it how old is he he's not a child he knew what he was saying and he did it to be insensitive
CONNOR BELL Πριν 9 μήνες
He’s not being racist. He’s just saying The ball is dark and so is the man so it’s harder to see the ball than a white man
Boogie Down
Boogie Down Πριν 9 μήνες
Yet Colin shouldn't have a job
Cornelius Small
Cornelius Small Πριν 9 μήνες
SAS volunteered how much punishment with a whole lot of vigor when it came to Myles Garrett reacting out of anger but doesn't want to excoriate this guy who was of his own sound mind and body, Is it fear of ruffling the wrong feathers or him being sympathetic because of his own prior suspension?
DarthGilez J12G
DarthGilez J12G Πριν 9 μήνες
Dark dude black shirt black pants dark football. Pretty sure dude was pointing out the obvious! But dumb comment not racist tho jus dumb . ESPN loves to play the race card and try to keep our country set back . Everything's a GD race issue. All races of americans no better than to fall for espns bias and bullshit. Dont let fake news racism create real racism and set us back from how far we've all came.
LaMar Richardson
LaMar Richardson Πριν 9 μήνες
Steven a you should have went full force! I dnt think that Luke warm enthusiasm is they way and max you lost me. He should be suspended and should be scared of losing his job. When Steven A had something to say about Kaep he went full force where is that energy
Sean Keenan
Sean Keenan Πριν 9 μήνες
Football Legend
Football Legend Πριν 9 μήνες
Stop making excuses, an excuse is a dress up lie ! Tim Ryan is just jealous of LJ !
Nkumah Christian
Nkumah Christian Πριν 9 μήνες
Stephen caping 4 massa as usual nothing new smh
Derrick Render
Derrick Render Πριν 9 μήνες
John Harkin
John Harkin Πριν 9 μήνες
Probably the dummest thing I’ve ever heard... what? Caio Tim.
Nathan Franks
Nathan Franks Πριν 9 μήνες
This is so stupid. Logically, if you are playing a game of seconds and you are relying on your peripheral vision, it is gonna be slightly harder to see a BROWN BALL against a “brown background” as opposed to a “white background”. This has nothing to do with racIsm...just the simple concept of “contrast”, something we all learned in elementary school art class....
Lennox Neils
Lennox Neils Πριν 9 μήνες
He did not say something stupid or ignorant. He is a closet racist.
Moe Bandz
Moe Bandz Πριν 9 μήνες
It’s not that serious......... AND SHUT UP MOLLY
Levar Lee
Levar Lee Πριν 9 μήνες
Who the fk cares
Brandon Caswell
Brandon Caswell Πριν 9 μήνες
Max needs to be suspended for his "cook out" take and inability to finish sentences! ESPN please take a stance again this ignorant mumbling baffoon!!
DRACO FURY 13 Πριν 9 μήνες
That's the NFL for you........ 🤷🏿‍♂️
hunnidk ray
hunnidk ray Πριν 9 μήνες
The guy is a "color commentator " ............ thank you and good night
James Ruff
James Ruff Πριν 9 μήνες
It showed his true character.
Adam Kelsey
Adam Kelsey Πριν 9 μήνες
He that justify the wicked , and he that condemn the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.
Terence Gee
Terence Gee Πριν 9 μήνες
STEPHEN A *"I know my place"* SMITH
Alan Lloyd
Alan Lloyd Πριν 9 μήνες
Probably outrage is coming from white fans. I have friends who are not outraged at all
firewoodtime2 Πριν 9 μήνες
I heard the comment in context. I couldn't follow the ball easy either because of the uniform and dark skin. I saw the wrong guy getting tackled at times. My nephew has been dating an African American. We love her. What's wrong with saying the truth?
Ribb Rotgut
Ribb Rotgut Πριν 9 μήνες
Black fragility. It's increasing because they know that manipulating white guilt into a grand narrative of "white supremacy" where racism is allegedly everywhere will accrue them social power.
Edward Healey
Edward Healey Πριν 9 μήνες
I think it’s true and it is easier to hide the ball being dark skinned!
Naki Πριν 9 μήνες
Most racist are in the closet SA.
Eddie Hanley
Eddie Hanley Πριν 9 μήνες
Its does tho lol ohh well just have to make him where white
Edward Rivera
Edward Rivera Πριν 9 μήνες
Max stop 🛑 your making excuses for your people if someone said something about a bring a Jew you would feel differently so please stop
Edward Stokes
Edward Stokes Πριν 9 μήνες
As a black man maybe he was trying be humourous I see no problem with his comments we have black stand up commedians or joke white ppl and vice versa the man we was just looking for his own Lamar Jackson punchline let's stop being sensitive to everything ppl
buckhaa1502 Πριν 9 μήνες
If anyone is offended, they needs to get a life....my god...he simply mention a dark skin color..geesh..to all, POLITICAL CORRECTNESS will destroy society
The truth Facts
The truth Facts Πριν 9 μήνες
S.A.S has an incredible ability to be hated by both black and white people while talking about race lol
buckhaa1502 Πριν 9 μήνες
This Stephen guy is a super snowflake
Douglas Starr
Douglas Starr Πριν 9 μήνες
Ladies and gentlemen, this comment was based on skin tone and had zero negative connotation about the man. But in this PC world people will find fault in it. As a white man, I once was caught off guard with a person of color in a dark room because their skin tone was more difficult to see and it wasn't until I saw their eyes (and the white of their eyeballs) that I realized that they were there. When there is greater contrast of colors, it is easier to disseminate physical objects. This is not a racist observation, this is a factual observation. The only fault of this announcer is that he isn't sensitive to the PC culture like he needed to be. This is ridiculous and all of these SJWs need to shut up and understand the point. This announcer did not denounce nor mock the player, he simply stated his observation that his skin tone blended with the football. Any hunter will know that if they were camouflage the likelihood of then sneaking up on an animal is greater. The greatest predators are able to use camouflage to their advantage.
Darrel Hicks
Darrel Hicks Πριν 9 μήνες
Censorship how hypocritical
Darrel Hicks
Darrel Hicks Πριν 9 μήνες
Freedom of speech stephen A smith a puppet sell out zero back bone you wont put his job on the line to stand up for what's right
Asters Dixon
Asters Dixon Πριν 9 μήνες
Hey the very time you need to Excoriate someone is in this situation and you don’t feel the need to? Com’on Stephen A! He doesn’t need a history and if he didn’t have one he has one now! What is it going to take for you to stop being selective about who you’re going to get loud about or just call it what it is? 🤨
Jashua Garcia
Jashua Garcia Πριν 9 μήνες
Max you can always come to the cook out spanish or black we got love for you brother.
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