Fox News’ Tucker Carlson took on a guest Monday over Marshawn Lynch standing for the Mexican national anthem but kneeling for “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
In a conversation with sports agent Anthony Tall, Carlson argued that African Americans have a better life than black people in Mexico.
Carlson said, “Have you seen the people who run Mexico? Is there a country in the world with a firmer color bar than Mexico? I don’t think there is. Is there a country with a more grotesque history of slavery than Mexico? How do Afro-Mexicans do, do you have any idea? Does Marshawn Lunch have any idea? I mean let’s be real here, you’d rather be black in America than Mexico any day of the week.”
Tall answered, “Well, I think Marshawn Lynch and a lot of black people might differ with you, they might say it’s worse being in America than being in Mexico,” adding, “a lot of these athletes that travel around the world, they get treated a lot better, in their perspective, than they do here in America.”
The Daily Caller co-founder later said, “I guess I wonder, does he know anything about Mexico? And by the way, how badly is Marshawn Lynch treated, when he goes to dinner, do people yell at him at dinner? Can we just be real for a second? This is ridiculous.” (RELATED: Trump Rips Marshawn Lynch For Sitting During American Anthem While In Mexico)