Originally Posted by SneakerHeathen
It's not a reach at all.
You turn the other cheek because you've been a lifelong Eagles fan.
It's a double standard.
Nobody is justifying his actions. At the same time we're not going to make excuses for being a fan of his. I've been watching the man fight since his Angel Manfredy fight in 1998.
I legit love his boxing ability, it's unreal.
I don't condone his actions but at the same time, I realize he's obviously got some issues.
Same way Lampley has issues, same way Mike Tyson has issues.
The media didn't give any real coverage of Floyd's DV incidents until after his 2013 incarceration and the Guerrero fight when he was released.
He's been doing this **** since '02. Where was the press then? Where was the vitriol from all these boxing fans then? Fact is most of ya'll are just like the media, ya'll will care when it's convenient.
The media will cover it leading up to Floyd's fights now because they're riding the buzz surrounding the fight. They see the money. After the fight they'll move on to the next hot button topic and won't touch the issue again 'til the next Floyd fight.
Lot of you dudes the same way.
IDK, the feigned, selective outrage is there. When I dislike a boxer, it'll be for boxing reasons. I'll dislike a guy who'll always force opponents to fight at catch weights or who'd call out fighters 4 weight classes lower than him.
I'll dislike a guy for doping and cheating.
But when it comes to character, it's rare I vilify a guy for simply that reason. When I do this, I tend to analyze why I feel that way and I find that well, I'm just rationalizing and looking for a reason to hate a guy, to jeer against a guy.
A lot of casual boxing fans do this, they need that villain. And the media, and even Floyd himself, love you for it.
I just ask that you all remain objective and make sure you hold everyone else to the same standards.