In light of the highly charged protests by NFL players which involve taking a knee during the National Anthem, hip-hop legend Luther Campbell hopped on Instagram to point out what he sees as hypocritic behavior by the players.
“My message to NFL players how could you take a knee and say you’re protesting systemic racism when you have a white agent some who are well-documented in their share of broke players,” Uncle Luke wrote on Tuesday.
The 2 Live Crew rhymer accompanied his post with the iconic photo of athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos raising their fists in a Black Power salute at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City.
“Now for the player’s that put up the black power fist in protest. Putting up the Black Fist is Black Power empowerment of black people. How do you put up the black power fist when you don’t support empowerment of black people by not hiring black representation or even interviewing them. That’s why I owners don’t respect your opinion,” wrote Campbell.
On Monday it was reported that the NFL had attempted to bribe players in an effort to end the ratings-damaging protests, offering up $100 million to causes including the United Negro College Fund.