NBA superstar and sports analyst Charles Barkley appeared on Jim Rome‘s radio show, and made a pretty strong statement about his fans, according to Sports Illustrated. He thinks 20 percent of them should be shot. Yikes!
“Fans man. They love their team and their player. They don’t want to
hear any criticisms. They just want you to be 100 percent for their team
period. I think it’s only a
small faction. I think 80 percent are great. Twenty percent, I wish you
could take them out back and just shoot them.” Wow. We know he’s been criticized for his Weight Watchers endorsement, but that’s kind of harsh.
Rome asked if he was serious. “No, I meant that Jim,” he said. “Eighty percent of the fans are
fantastic. But 20 percent of them are so mean-spirited and say the most
nasty things to you, because they know you can’t grab them.” We totally get it. Fans can be rough, but that’s a bit far, don’t you think?