FO's Scott Kacsmar fired over racist tweets

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https://blacksportsonline.com/2019/01/football-outsiders-asst-editor-scott-kacsmar-addresses-his-multiple-racist-tweets-by-rationalizing-why-he-posted-them-tweets/

Kacsmar is one of Football Outsiders writers and is well-known for his acerbic takes and in particular strong dislike of the Patriots. Turns out he posted a TON of racist things over the years and they came to light. Some of them are shocking in how awful they are. He posted racist things against brown folks, Spanish-speaking people, defended "retard" as a pejorative, and against Native Americans as well. Some real terrible shit in there.

He posted a classic non-apology apology yesterday on his account ("I'm sorry you got offended"-style) but I can't see how Aaron Schatz would want him associated with their brand over at FO.
 

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Kacsmar takes credibility away from FO. He's a special kind of ignorant.

Why an organization that attempts to rid itself of bias and be impartial employs him is beyond me
 

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Well, it looks like FO isn't employing him any more. He's removed FO from both his Twitter username and his profile description. His name no longer appears on the FO website or masthead.

I guess Aaron fired him.
 

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He's pretty much blaming Patriots' fans for exposing his old tweets and getting him fired. He went through and explained his thoughts behind every tweet. Rationalized a bunch of them and owned up to some others. Terms like ghetto and thug don't have racial undertones to him because that's where he grew up. Went with the "I don't have a racist bone in my body and this was all in a joking manner" defense. Quite a read.
 

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He's pretty much blaming Patriots' fans for exposing his old tweets and getting him fired. He went through and explained his thoughts behind every tweet. Rationalized a bunch of them and owned up to some others. Terms like ghetto and thug don't have racial undertones to him because that's where he grew up. Went with the "I don't have a racist bone in my body and this was all in a joking manner" defense. Quite a read.
Does he explain his disdain for speaking to a woman with a Latino accent on the phone? "Sounds like Consuela from Family Guy." That was one of the more odious things I saw from him.

He's a real piece of work.
 

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Wow, that entire blog and his twitter feed are ramblings of a mad man. Unreal a grown man would let a professional sports team derail his career to such an extent.

Edit: shades of Bart Hubbuch. How many people have been fired due to losing their mind over this run of success for the Patriots?
 
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That's not even close to the worst thing in that "apology":

The part that aggravates me more than anything is that these BJBSJ people are not offended by the tweets they exposed. They’re offended by the tweets I’ve made over the years, including this week, about the New England Patriots, their team.
That's the part that aggravates him more than anything. Not that he wrote stupid, racist shit, but that somebody who isn't really offended by his racism dug them up.
 

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That's not even close to the worst thing in that "apology":



That's the part that aggravates him more than anything. Not that he wrote stupid, racist shit, but that somebody who isn't really offended by his racism dug them up.
Kacsmar is a piece of trash. A lot of people talk shit about the Patriots on Twitter and don't have hundreds of bigoted tweets on their accounts. Fuck him, it's actually hilarious that his hatred for Brady and the Patriots ended up costing him his job. Dude was incredibly biased and absolutely did try to push Pats fans' buttons. Now he's a victim. Grow the fuck up.
 

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“I have pushed the envelope, but” = the excuse of every utterly non-edgy guy’s worst attempts to be funny.

Man, look at me with my 140 characters being the guy from the rated R movie that you’re not sure where he’s coming from and you don’t really like, yet. I DIDN’T EVEN PUNCTUATE!!!

What a fucking twerp.
 

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“I have pushed the envelope, but” = the excuse of every utterly non-edgy guy’s worst attempts to be funny.

Man, look at me with my 140 characters being the guy from the rated R movie that you’re not sure where he’s coming from and you don’t really like, yet. I DIDN’T EVEN PUNCTUATE!!!

What a fucking twerp.
And the thing is, it's not like he tried one edgy joke, or even two. He's got hundreds of tweets along those lines. Tweets against blacks, tweets against Latinos, tweets defending "retard" as a pejorative, tweets about Native Americans, tweets mentioning "ghetto" and "food stamps"....over and over and over. It was a relentless drumbeat.

It kind of makes me wonder what the hell Schatz was thinking when he hired Kacsmar in the first place. No due diligence at all.
 

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“I have pushed the envelope, but” = the excuse of every utterly non-edgy guy’s worst attempts to be funny.

Man, look at me with my 140 characters being the guy from the rated R movie that you’re not sure where he’s coming from and you don’t really like, yet. I DIDN’T EVEN PUNCTUATE!!!

What a fucking twerp.
You got these fucking claws and these fangs, man. And you’re looking at your claws and you’re lookin’ at your fangs and you’re thinkin’ to yourself, ‘I don’t know what to do’, man. ‘I don’t know how to kill my career. With this, I don’t know how to kill my career, man.
 

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You got these fucking claws and these fangs, man. And you’re looking at your claws and you’re lookin’ at your fangs and you’re thinkin’ to yourself, ‘I don’t know what to do’, man. ‘I don’t know how to kill my career. With this, I don’t know how to kill my career, man.
You’re so money.