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.”