NFL Hall of Famer and Fox Sports commentator Shannon Sharpe is joining in on the dog pile of blaming things that have nothing to do with politics on President Donald Trump.
On Monday’s edition of Skip and Shannon: Undisputed, Sharpe blamed Trump as the reason for the vulgarity during promotional events between the five-division world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and UFC champion Conor McGregor. The two are set to fight in a highly anticipated bout on August 26th billed as “The Money Fight.”
“I don’t have a problem with trash talking. I don’t have a problem with you trying to sell me something, but doesn’t need to be sexist, it doesn’t need to be racist, it doesn’t need to be derogatory.” Sharpe said. “And that’s what we saw. I’m disappointed as a society because we’ve come to accept this. I hate to say this, guys, but this is the President Trump effect because he has been allowed to say certain things with no ramifications.”
He continued. “There’s no president in history, past or present, in the modern era […] from Gerald Ford forward, who talks like this. There’s no ramifications. I don’t want to make this kind of talk, I don’t want to make it normal.”
Then Sharpe closed with, “Call me PC. I’m going to be PC.”
McGregor was accused of being racist when he told Mayweather during one of their promos to “Dance for me, boy!” Meanwhile, Mayweather called McGregor a “punk” and a “faggot.”
Watch Sharpe’s remarks from the 22:57 mark: