Air Force coach Fisher DeBerry, expressing frustration Tuesday with the Falcons’ slumping performance, attributed the latest loss in part to No. 20 TCU’s having more black players who “can run very, very well.”
“It just seems to be that way, that Afro-American kids can run very, very well. That doesn’t mean that Caucasian kids and other descents can’t run, but it’s very obvious to me they run extremely well,” DeBerry said in remarks first broadcast Tuesday night by a TV station in Denver.
How in the name of God do you even respond to something like this? Back in 1955, this sort of talk would have been deplorable. In 2005, it’s simply unimaginable.
This is yet another black eye for the Air Force Academy. DeBarry should be fired at once.