People of color have been fighting for coaching positions, especially head coaching positions, in the NFL since forever. But Eugene Chung’s situation just took the fight to another degree.
Chung, who is Korean American and a former offensive lineman for the Patriots, told The Boston Globe about an interview he had with an unnamed NFL team.
“It was said to me, ‘Well, you’re really not a minority,’” Chung said to the Globe. “I was like, ‘Wait a minute. The last time I checked, when I looked in the mirror and brushed my teeth, I was a minority.’”
When he pushed the interviewer for an explanation, Chug was told he was “not the right minority that we’re looking for.”
This is mind blowing, especially when taken in context to this past NFL offseason. In January, five of the seven NFL head coaching jobs went to white coaches. The only exceptions were Robert Shaleh of the Jets and David Culley of the Texans.
So if Chung is not the right minority the team is looking for, we wonder what is?
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