A spokeswoman for a conservative black organization says two separate, recent events in the sports world reflect the influence – and the inconsistency – of today's "cancel culture."
Oklahoma State University's head football coach, Mike Gundy, is surrendering one million dollars and is losing a year on his contract for having the audacity last month to wear a T-shirt bearing the logo of One America News Network, a conservative news outlet. A photo of Gundy wearing the shirt was posted on social media, triggering several of his black players.
According to ESPN, the salary and contract changes were offered up by Gundy himself, who within days had apologized for wearing the shirt in the photo. Marie Fischer of Project 21 Black Leadership Network thinks the entire situation shows the cruelty of the "cancel culture."
"I could understand if [the coach] had something that was very foul or very disgusting that he was wearing – but he's just wearing a T-shirt with a logo," she exclaims. "Would they fine other coaches if they were wearing a CNN logo? Or would they fine other coaches if they were wearing shirt with a MSNBC logo?"
Fischer contrasts Gundy's situation with another recent event, this one involving a high-profile NFL player: Philadelphia Eagles' wide receiver DeSean Jackson. Jackson received a verbal reprimand and an undisclosed fine for recently posting anti-Jewish slurs and praise for Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan – a rabid anti-Semite.
In comparison, notes Breitbart, Gundy was excoriated and heavily fined – even though all he did was wear a T-shirt.