Last week baseball great Hank Aaron compared Obama critics to the KKK.
Obama’s approval rating is at 40 percent – with 53 percent of Americans disapproving of his disastrous policies.
So now Aaron is receiving hate mail and some of it is racist.
CBS Local reported:
Hall of Famer Hank Aaron has been receiving racist letters following comments he made seemingly comparing Republicans that oppose President Barack Obama to the Ku Klux Klan.
The 80-year-old Aaron told USA Today Sports last week: “Sure, this country has a black president, but when you look at a black president, President Obama is left with his foot stuck in the mud from all of the Republicans with the way he’s treated. We have moved in the right direction, and there have been improvements, but we still have a long ways to go. The bigger difference is back then they had hoods. Now they have neckties and starched shirts.”
Since the comments went viral, USA Today Sports reports that the Atlanta Braves front office has been deluged with racist letters and emails regarding Aaron.
“Hank Aaron is a scumbag piece of (expletive) (racial slur),” a man named Edward wrote in an email, according to USA Today Sports. “My old man instilled in my mind from a young age, the only good (racial slur) is a dead (racial slur).”
Some letters call Aaron a “racist scumbag” and “classless, racist.” Others said they would never attend a Braves game again until the team fires him as senior vice president.
In the original interview, Aaron stated that there is still room for improvement for race relations in the U.S.
It would be interesting to see how many of the hate emails DID NOT include racial slurs.
Aaron needs to apologize for his outrageous remarks.