Jaguars’ Yannick Ngakoue Accuses Bills’ Richie Incognito Of Using Racial Slurs During Playoff Game
Tensions always run especially high in the NFL during the postseason, and this time it was between Jacksonville and Buffalo.
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Ngakoue didn’t use Incognito’s name, but instead chose to use his number (64), and ended his tweet with the hashtag #Iaintjonathanmartin in reference to the bullying scandal involving former NFL offensive lineman Jonathan Martin that got Incognito suspended by the Miami Dolphins in 2013. The Jaguars star said he was “proud” of his African heritage, and that most of the other black players in the league are too.
Great win to day! And 64, you goin have to come harder than some weak racist slurs. I’m proud of my African heritage, as are 70% of the other Black players in this league. #Iaintjonathanmartin!
— YANNICK NGAKOUE! (@YannGetSacks91) January 8, 2018
Incognito, 34, spent a year away from the NFL after that bullying incident but has since enjoyed a successful career with the Bills.
The Jaguars defeated the Bills 10-3 Sunday to advance to the Divisional Playoff round, where they will visit the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
Jacksonville clinched the AFC South after finishing the season 11-6.
Incidents of racism in sports have been prevalent in recent months, although more have occurred in other leagues like MLB. Boston Red Sox fans last year laced racial epithets and threw objects at Baltimore’s Adam Jones during a game against the Orioles at Fenway Park, a move that prompted a swift response from the Red Sox and from Boston city officials.
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