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Cosell's most infamous remark came during a Monday Night Football broadcast on Sept. 5, 1983, when Howard exclaimed, "Look at that little monkey run", referring to African-American Washington Redskins receiver Alvin Garrett. This ultimately led to his stepping down from Monday Night Football about two months later.
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The next year a controversy erupted during a Monday Night Football game, when Cosell referred to Washington Redskins wide receiver Alvin Garrett (who was black) as a “little monkey.”
The inevitable accusations that he was a racist stung the commentator deeply, as he counted Jackie Robinson and Muhammad Ali among the men he most admired. His use of the term “monkey,” he insisted, had nothing to do with Garrett’s race, but rather his quickness and agility.
He had used the term before in reference to others who weren’t black, including his own grandson. After a few weeks the controversy died down, thanks largely to the fact that a whole series of prominent African-Americans, including Jesse Jackson, Bill Cosby, and Rachel Robinson (Jackie Robinson’s widow) rallied to his defense
The picture was from prison planet and when i click on it i got "Cannot find server" error.
Does anyone else have access... i would like to know the full context that this picture was in... And if prison planet website is being Racist.
Originally posted by Uniceft17
Originally posted by heyo
reply to post by Uniceft17
Well maybe you should do some research about African Americans be labeled as monkeys or in other words 'sub-human' in American History. Yes it is racist, Like I said I dislike the Obama's but this is going to the extreme.