ESPN’s Robert Flores: Travis Kelce Can Do a TD Dance ‘Because He’s Not Black’

Robert Flores, Travis Kelce, Cam Newton

ESPN’s Robert Flores: Travis Kelce Can Do a TD Dance ‘Because He’s Not Black’

Anchor wants to know why white player didn’t get criticized liked Cam Newton.

Published November 30, 2015

Two weeks ago, Cam Newton's dabbing in the end zone generated plenty of controversy for the Carolina Panthers star quarterback.

One Nashville mother even wrote him a letter, saying his dancing offended her nine-year-old daughter.

Yesterday, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce did his own end zone celebration after a touchdown and...crickets. Nobody had anything to say. But why?

ESPN personality Robert Flores contends it's because Kelce is white and Newton is Black and he said so live on the air Monday.

"I'm wondering why there's no letters to the editor or why [ESPN] First Take's not doing should Travis Kelce be dancing in the end zone," Flores said. "I wonder why they're not doing it. Oh, it's because he's not Black. That's probably what it is."

He makes a good point. Newton was villified by members of the press and fans, who thought he over did it with his dancing. But Kelce's dance lasted longer and he didn't hear a peep.


When asked by a fellow member of the media if Kelce's dance was going to generate letters, Flores tweeted:

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla


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