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Tea Party outraged by racist, anti-immigrant WWE wrestler and manager

World Wrestling Entertainment isn’t making any friends in the Tea Party movement.

As part of a shtick for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, the organization has created a wrestler-manager duo to represent Tea Party positions. The catch? Competitor Jack Swagger and his manager Zeb Colter are giving the Tea Party a bad name by being racist, xenophobic and anti-immigrant.

After a recent match, Swagger introduced Colter, who then proceeded to explain what was ‘wrong’ with America.

“Now I look around and I see a country I don’t even recognize,” he said. “I see people with faces not like mine. I see people that I don’t even know what they’re saying. They can’t even talk to me. And I look around and I think, ‘Where did all these people come from?’ But most importantly I think, ‘How do we get rid of ‘em?’”

Colter added that Americans have a duty to protect their country.

“Because this is the land of the free and the home of the brave, not the land of the free and whoever wants to cross our borders!” he said.

Tea Party members are also angered by the insinuation that Swagger and Colter have received fan mail from Glenn Beck, Alex Jones and Rush Limbaugh, according to Wrestle Zone.

WWE fans on Twitter lashed out at the WWE and the organization’s founder, Linda McMahon, due to the Swagger and Colter act.

Swagger will face off against World Heavyweight Champion and Mexican Alberto Del Rio, which is why the story line was created in the first place. WWE fans are expected to love the race-fueled drama inherent in the battle, but you can bet there won’t be many members of the Tea Party watching.

UPDATE: The Clarion Ledger reported on Thursday morning that Swagger was arrested for DUI, possession of marijuana and speeding, following a traffic stop on Tuesday night.

 

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