Georgia congressman Mike Collins poked fun at Deadspin after the outlet tried to portray a 9-year-old as racist for wearing black and red facepaint to support the Kansas City Chiefs.
Unless you’ve been residing under a rock this past week, you’re probably well aware that the outlet and columnist Carron J. Phillips made a desperate attempt to cast the young Chiefs fan, Holden Armenta, as having “found a way to hate Black people.”
All for the crime of wearing face paint to match the colors of an alternate jersey version of the Chiefs that he bought in a store.
Collins prepped for Saturday’s Southeastern Conference (SEC) Championship between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide by humorously posting his congressional photo with face paint photoshopped on it.
Georgia also wears black and red uniforms.
“Ready to cheer on the Dawgs!” Collins wrote on the X social media platform, tagging Deadspin in the post for good measure.
The picture is nothing short of hilarious.
Deadspin Facing Lawsuit For Blackface Scam
As reported by Bounding Into Sports earlier today, the parents of the 9-year-old boy smeared by Deadspin appear to be readying a lawsuit against the outlet, the author, and the publisher for their gross actions.
A letter from a law firm representing the family demanded a retraction and apology that must be made with “the same prominence and fanfare” they reportedly did in defaming the little boy and his family.
It makes you wonder though, why Phillips and Deadspin decided to make an issue out of the 9-year-old’s face paint. 13 teams in the NFL have black in their uniforms colors.
For years fans for teams like the Oakland Raiders and Pittsburgh Steelers have been using black face paint to show support for their team.
But this guy saw an easy target in a little boy. Let’s hope he fights back and earns a good payout after being defamed by the publication.
Collins’ Trolling Appears to Have Backfired
Unfortunately for Representative Mike Collins, he may have been hit with a touch of karma after mocking Deadspin over the blackface controversy.
His Georgia Bulldogs had their epic 29-game win streak snapped as Alabama squeaked by 27-24.
Collins acknowledged he may have messed with his Bulldogs’ juju with the facepaint gag.
“Maybe the war paint didn’t work,” he wrote on X. “Next time will just have to go all one color.”
Good lord. If
Deadspin Karen Phillips sees him wearing just one color the man’s head is going to explode.