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Is a racial slur used between friends still a racial slur? A couple of players in the Detroit Lions’ locker room are, somewhat inadvertently, putting that question to the test.
The relationship between tight end Tony Scheffler and safety Louis Delmas, a friendship which dates back to their time together at Western Michigan in 2005. Scheffler spoke very highly of Delmas and the pair shares what Foster calls “one of the tightest bonds in the Lions dressing room.”
So, what to make of this …
“Hey, cracker,” Delmas often says to Scheffler inside the Lions practice facility.
“How’s my n—–?” Scheffler replies.
Delmas is black. Scheffler is white.
Delmas said there is a difference between using slurs in public and doing it behind closed doors with a close friend you consider a brother, even if the brother is white. “Me and Scheffler have a relationship many people do not have — both black and white,” Delmas said. “I look at him like my brother. I love him to death. “He greets me, ‘What up, n—–?’ But I understand it. So I say, ‘What’s up, cracker?’ But we would never take it outside the building.”
In an increasingly PC world, the lighthearted back and forth between Scheffler and Delmas seems to walk a very tenuous line. The recent incident involving Eagles WR Riley Cooper, in which he was caught on tape using the n-word and was subsequently excused from Eagles practices for a few days to undergo counseling. Scheffler’s use of that taboo word is Delmas-approved and done in a much more affectionate manner. But does that make it OK?
Let’s look at the other side of the coin, both of these gentlemen don’t necessarily see color, they just address each with words; they see each other as brothers without looking at the color of their skin. Isn’t this what we all want, a world that is less PC as long as the other party accepts it as ok, or should the whole world be offended by racial slurs?
JA Dukes is a NFL writer for footballandfutbol.com.
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