With the 26th overall selection in the 2017 NFL Draft last Thursday night in Philadelphia, the Atlanta Falcons chose Takkarist McKinley. And the dominating defensive end delivered a Draft moment for the ages, carrying a large portrait of his late grandmother onto the stage and giving a passionate speech.
"It means everything, man ... I made a promise to her," McKinley told Hall of Famer turned analyst Deion Sanders. "Like I said, I was going to go D-I. I was going to get out of Richmond [California]. I was going to get out of Oakland. I was going to live my dream to play in the NFL. And I'm here, man. I completed the promise. That means every f**king thing to me."
Many football fans felt like the powerful moment stole the show at the Draft last week. Well, most.
For some inexplicable reason, Fox Sports personality Clay Travis used the moment as an opportunity to joke about McKinley's late grandma and the blown-up portrait of her that he brought onto the stage.
McKinley caught wind of the slander and clearly wasn't having it, screen-shotting Travis's tweets and commenting, "the devil is alive and well." And people totally backed McKinley on this, proceeding to drag the sports personality to hell and back. Sadly, Travis didn't get the hint about how wrong he was and actually trolled those defending McKinley.
Take a look and how McKinley and some football fans sacked Travis.
[Some tweets contain profanity].
It's crazy to us and a whole lot of other people, too, Takk.
Did he really say "If I were a black female Ghostbuster this would be a big deal story"? Wow.
This guy. SMH.
In other words, hold this L, Clay Travis.
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