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The fact that a young sportswriter named Brent Musberger called Tommie Smith and John Carlos “a pair of black skinned stormtroopers” after they raised the black power fist at the Mexico City Olympics does not surprise me in the least.

Neither does the fact that 44 years later, Musberger has still not apologized for it.

John Carlos:

“We are talking about someone who compared us to Nazis. Think about that. Here we are standing up to apartheid and to a man in Avery Brundage who delivered the Olympics to Hitler’s Germany. And here’s Musburger calling us Nazis. That got around. It followed us. It hurt us. It hurt my wife, my kids. I’ve never been able to confront him about why he did this. Every time I’ve been at a function or an event with Brent Musburger and I walk towards him, and he heads the other way.”

Does it not seem appropriate that Musberger not be allowed to cover college football for ABC until he issues at least a perfunctory apology?

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