The San Francisco 49ers have suspended broadcaster Tim Ryan over comments he made about Lamar Jackson during the team’s loss to the Ravens on Sunday.
The radio color-analyst made a comment saying the Baltimore Ravens quarterback has an advantage faking handoffs because of his “dark skin with a dark football.”
49ers have suspended radio color analyst Tim Ryan over controversial comments made about Lamar Jackson on Monday. Ryan said Jackson was successful at faking handoffs because of his “dark skin with a dark football,” per @sfchronicle pic.twitter.com/KZJAg7BduK
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 4, 2019
Here’s the radio call containing Ryan’s comments.
Snippet of Tim Ryan’s comments RE: Lamar Jackson’s “dark skin with a dark football with a dark uniform… you could not see that thing” via KNBR. He has since been suspended by the team pic.twitter.com/vpRI3veoXK
— 49ersHive (@49ersHive) December 5, 2019
Granted there was likely no racist intent in his quote, but some things are just better left unsaid, even if they are true.