We shouldn’t be surprised by the two main points of this story. For one, we knew that there was no way Floyd Mayweather would back away from this Twitter comments about Jeremy Lin. And secondly, we knew there was no way that Mayweather was doing his own tweeting. He’s too busy counting his money and reminding us that he’s counting his money. But we didn’t know that he would actually admit it. Then again, this is Floyd Mayweather so we shouldn’t be surprised by anything he does.
First on the ghost-tweeter and the Lin comments:
“I can’t tell you. It’s a secret. But it’s not me,’’ he said. “I’ve got more than one person who works on my Twitter page. But did I tell them what to tweet? Yes I did.”
He added: “Do I regret what I said? Absolutely not. I stand by what I said and I meant what I said.”
As for being called racists, Mayweather opts for the old, “one of my best friends is of another race” defense. That typically doesn’t go over very well.
“It’s OK for Miguel Cotto to represent the Puerto Rican fans and represent the Puerto Rican flag,” Mayweather said. “I’m a black American. I believe in supporting my own first. That’s where I come from. They can feel my struggle if they come from the same background that I come from. That’s what I’m going to stand by.
“It’s so crazy. I’m not racist at all. I have Jewish people that work for me. Dominican, Mexican, Puerto Rican, white people who work for me. One of my best friends, Kip, is a white guy. All-American. That’s my guy.’’
Pretty sure you’re not changing any minds there, Floyd.