Apr 23, 2011, 3:28 PM EDT
I don’t know who Baltimore Orioles’ outfielder Luke Scott’s role models are, but I’m pretty sure one of them could be the evil white men from Disney’s Pocahontas who think the best way to befriend the native Americans is to kill them off. Or at least insult them so badly that they get up and leave.
In a profile by ESPN that revealed the fact that Scott is proud to say that he legitimately believes that President Obama wasn’t born in the United States, Scott also added as an addendum that his friendship with fellow outfielder Felix Pie involves throwing banana chips at Pie when he think she’s acting like an ‘animal’ or a ‘savage’, which in my opinion is a pretty cool way to act. I wish I had more friends that would act like savages in their free time.
“Felix is my friend,” he says. “I give him a hard time. The reason why I give him a hard time is because there are certain people you deal with and you go up and talk to them, and it doesn’t work. They don’t understand. … I tell him about some of the ways he’s acted: ‘Look, you’re acting like an animal, you’re acting like a savage.’”
He also explained why he throws banana chips into the helmet of his Dominican teammate.
“Here are my banana chips to remind him that whenever he acts like an animal, ‘Hey, that’s what other people are thinking. They’re just not telling you, but that’s what they’re thinking about. And I’m telling you so that you’re aware of that so you can make a cognitive decision to not behave like that.’”
Personally, as an individual with some asian blood in me, if my ‘friends’ started throwing chopsticks or wontons at me when I started behaving badly I’d probably throw them off the nearest bridge, because quite frankly, that’s offensive. Lucky for Scott, his other teammates seem to have his back.
“Trust me, if I see racism, I’ll say some s—. Quickly,” Jones told Nelson.
Whether Scott is a racist or not, he was summed up well by new Orioles teammate Mark Reynolds.
“He’s a patriot. He loves America,” Reynolds said. “He’s one-of-a-kind.”
A one of a kind? Let’s keep it that way!
In ESPN feature, Luke Scott stands by his Obama comments [Chicago Breaking Sports]
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