One woke athlete went on this racist rant against white people

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Politics and sports don’t mix well.

The discussion gets even uglier when race is involved.

And one woke athlete went on this racist rant against white people.

Caitlin Clark faces incorrect attacks on her record 

Sheryl Swoopes is one of the greatest women’s basketball players of all time.

She won 4 WNBA championships and made six all-star teams during her 15-year pro career.

Now Swoopes is under fire for her baseless criticism of Iowa Hawkeyes superstar Caitlin Clark.

Clark drew record television ratings and attendance during her quest to overtake Kelsey Plum as women’s college basketball’s all-time leading scorer.

Plum held the record with 3,527 points, which Clark broke with a three-point shot from near the midcourt logo in a game against the University of Michigan.

Speaking on former NBA star Gilbert Arenas’ podcast, Swoopes tried to downplay Clark’s accomplishment by falsely claiming she took 40 shots a game – Clark averages 19.9 shots per game – and that she played a fifth year due to COVID.

Clark’s coach sets the record straight

Iowa coach David Dilanni called out Swoopes for spreading fake news.

He pointed out that both Clark and Plum played four years and that Clark set the record in fewer games played.

Swoopes then issued a public apology and said she reached out to Clark to apologize.

“A couple of weeks ago, I reached out to (LSU’s Angel Reese) and had a really good conversation with Angel over the phone and sent a message to Caitlin. She responded. She and I went back and forth,” Swoopes said during the broadcast of a Texas Tech-Baylor game. “I won’t share what she said, I’ll leave that to her if she wants to share. But I will say, what I said to her was, ‘I made a mistake in saying it was your fifth year when it is your fourth.’”

Swoopes steps in it again

If that was the end of the story it would have been all’s well that ends well.

But Swoopes then went back on Arenas’ podcast and slammed critics who said her comments were racist because Clark is white by claiming it’s impossible for black people to be racist.

“For people to come at me and say that I made those comments because I’m a racist,” Swoopes stated. “First of all, Black people can’t be racist; but that’s the farthest thing from my mind.”

Swoopes then argued she couldn’t be racist because some of her best friends were white.

“I grew up in a very small West Texas town — predominantly white. My best childhood friend is white. Went to a predominantly white college. Won a national championship [and] pretty much everyone on the team was white. We’re sisters to this day. That’s not a part of my DNA,” Swoopes said.

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