It was announced that struggling Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor would be benched in favor of backup QB Nathan Peterman for the team’s upcoming game against the Chargers next Sunday.
In an interview with The Buffalo News, Taylor noted that he believe his skin color, plays a factor in how he is perceived and compared to other quarterbacks, making him ‘held to a higher standard’ because he’s African-American
Outspoken black activist Shaun King had the same opinion, agreeing with the motivation on Twitter.
Again, NFL teams continue to mistreat Black quarterbacks.
Benching Tyrod Taylor is absolutely outrageous. https://t.co/JJyjRItJhu
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) November 15, 2017
That theory can be quickly debunked.
List of black quarterbacks who weren’t benched:
List of black quarterbacks who have been benched in a game they weren’t playing well:
Tyrod Taylor is a fucking clown… now he’s saying he got benched because he’s a black qb and is held to a different standard … you had 50 yards passing last game JACKASS
— Tip (@Easy_to_Hate) November 16, 2017
Two of these are not like the others…stop reaching man https://t.co/J66hbXmLne
— Steven Harwood (@steveysteve15) November 16, 2017
Tyrod Taylor deadass said he got benched because he’s black? 😭 He is so stupid. How you gonna play the race card when the numbers show how garbage of a QB you are? Can’t even audible or read defense properly. 🚮 bumass
— Saint Laurent Ash (@Lil_Eazy_Ash) November 16, 2017
I understand the world is pretty racist but Tyrod Taylor didn’t get benched just because he was black lmao
— not Brian Hunt (@Bipolar_B) November 16, 2017
Tyrod Taylor you stupid fuck. You didn’t get benched because your black you got benched because you’ve been playing like shit!!!!
— Bills Mafia (5-4) (@BufSportFan15) November 16, 2017