(KTVU) - Oakland Raiders broadcaster Brent Musburger took to Twitter Saturday and posted a remark that was unsurprisingly met with divided responses.
Musburger, 79, a longtime national sports broadcaster in his first year with the Raiders, posted a photo of President Trump at a Montana rally that showed men in American Indian headdresses with the caption “Elizabeth Warren’s ‘relatives’ backing Trump in Montana!”
Sen. Warren says she is of Native American descent. The president, along with others, has repeatedly mocked the Massachusetts senator’s claim, even deriding Warren as “Pocahontas.” Native American leaders have called Trump’s past attacks on Warren offensive and distasteful.
KTVU reached out to the Raiders for a comment but did not receive a response.
Here’s a few examples of the reactions on Twitter.
Do me a favor Brent. We know you are gutless, but I dare you to down to the black hole at the next Raiders game and remind everyone what you called Tommie Smith and John Carlos.
In 1968, Musburger wrote on Tommie Smith and John Carlos's protest of racial injustice in the US on the medal stand during the 1968 Olympics. He said, “Smith and Carlos looked like a couple of black-skinned storm troopers" who were "ignoble," "juvenile," and "unimaginative."— Stephanie McCarroll (@SoCaliSteph) November 4, 2018
Nobody is ever surprised of your racism or dirty old man rhetoric.
— Danny Deraney (@DannyDeraney) November 3, 2018
@Raiders fire this clown.— pseudolynch (@pseudolynch) November 3, 2018
One of the best broadcasters ever. Also has a great sense of humor.— America First, Cubs Second (@jjhanretty77) November 3, 2018
I hear ya Brent! Love it!— Robbie Burns (@BeluetoScott) November 4, 2018
Miss Greg Papa.— Broure (@Broure1) November 3, 2018