Yes, you can go ahead and read that headline again. Don’t believe it do you?
Well…it’s 100% true.
In response to being asked about the NFL labor problems and the lockout Peterson responded, “It’s modern-day slavery, you know?”
No. No it isn’t. Not in the least.
Not in the most general sense possible is the NFL lockout, between it’s mostly billionaire owners and mostly millionaire players, like modern-day slavery.
Considering that the lockout is occurring over the players and owners not agreeing on how to split $9 billion dollars and the fact that Peterson himself is slated to make a cool $10.72 million dollars this season, he sounds like a Goddamn buffoon.
His agent, Ben Dogra, has said that his clients’ comments were taken out of context.
Perhaps his comment was taken slightly out of context, perhaps. Even if it was it doesn’t even remotely, not in any way humanly possible, resemble anything to do with slavery. If he was trying to make some sort of analogy…well, he failed…miserably.
(Side note: I always love when a politician/athlete/actor/anyone famous says something during an interview that is really, really stupid and the patented response from them or their ‘people’ is that their words were taken out of context.
No they weren’t. You’re just an asshole.)
I wonder if the $10 million dollar man realizes that there is, to this day, still slavery in the world. Actual, real, modern day slavery you say? It’s true, there is.
My first reaction to reading Peterson’s words was, “Please tell me he did not actually say that…”
Am I wrong to think that Peterson’s comments are completely ignorant of any rational thought?