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Al Sharpton Compares NFL to Slave Plantation

“When 75 percent of the players are black, what percentage of the owners are black?” Sharpton asked.

MSNBC commentator Al Sharpton compared the NFL to a slave plantation on “Deadline: White House” on Thursday.

“When 75 percent of the players are black, what percentage of the owners are black?” Sharpton asked.

Host Nicolle Wallace pointed out that none of the owners were black.

“So you have an all-white league of owners making the decisions,” Sharpton said.

The roster of NFL owners includes Kim Pegula (Buffalo Bills), a Korean woman, and Shahid Khan (Jacksonville Jaguars), a Middle Eastern man.

“You put that with the fact that Jerry Jones takes a knee one day in the name of unity, but says, ‘I’m going to bench you if you take a knee.’ That’s a plantation kind of mentality!” Sharpton exclaimed.

The commentator left out that Jones had knelt in unison with his players, black and white, and not during the national anthem.

“Don’t you dare bend your knee by yourself boys and think for yourself!” he added, imitating his perception of Jones.

Wallace joked that Trump was “in the little boys’ room.”

“All white men in power, we know how this story ends, if you look at Hollywood,” Wallace added.