Days after the leftist news outlet Deadspin published an article accusing a young National Football League (NFL) fan of wearing “blackface” while attending a Kansas City Chiefs game, news surrounding the matter appears to shred the credibility of the outlet and further prove that the young child did nothing wrong.
Deadspin writer Carron Phillips recently wrote an article titled, “The NFL needs to speak out against the Kansas City Chiefs Fan in Black Face, Native headdress.”
Phillips’ article centers on the lie that the young NFL fan deliberately engaged in “racism” against Native Americans and Black Americans because he chose to splatter black paint on his face while wearing a feathered headdress, RedState reported.
Further shredding Phillips’ credibility, it has been revealed that the young fan’s face wasn’t only covered in black paint, it also had red paint, resembling the colors of the Kansas City Chiefs. Phillips failed to include such a fact in his article and, despite being corrected, maintained that the young fan was being “racist.”
On X, formerly known as Twitter, Phillips was lambasted by individuals who provided context into the young fan’s actions. Regardless, the Deadspin author chose to insult those who corrected him.
“For the idiots in my mentions who are treating this as some harmless act because the other side of his face was painted red, I could make the argument that it makes it even worse,” the author wrote in a since-deleted tweet.
After getting one of the biggest quote ratios I’ve ever seen, Carron Phillips deleted his tweet defending his garbage story. pic.twitter.com/tGhpxBXP3i
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) November 28, 2023
It was recently revealed that the young fan was a Native American himself, making matters worse for Phillips.
On Facebook, the boy’s mother has consistently defended her son and admitted that they are, indeed, Native Americans. An entry from the Facebook account “The Real Kansas City Chiefs Fans” reported that the young fan and his family are part of the Chumash Tribe in southern California.
In light of the new evidence, Phillips has chosen to shut off replies on X.
This is not the first time Deadspin has released an article accusing others of an action they didn’t commit.
In January 2022, the outlet published an article attacking the NFL’s Miami Dolphins for hiring Mike McDaniel, whom Deadspin described as “the next trendy, young, white guy who takes a head coaching position before one of the many deserving Black candidates.”
As it turns out, Deadspin was wrong about McDaniel. Shortly after publishing its hit piece on the Miami Dolphins head coach, the outlet issued a correction saying that McDaniel is, in fact, “biracial.”
Regarding Phillips’ slandering of the young Kansas City Chiefs fan, the outlet has yet to issue a correction of the article.