Draymond Green Rejects Tennessee Weatherman's Apology For Alleged Racist Tweet

A Tennessee weatherman jumped into hot water over the weekend when he made an alleged racist remark about Draymond Green. As the Golden State Warriors were battling it on the court against the Memphis Grizzlies, meteorologist Joey Sulipeck fired off a tweet that read:

“And chew on this: Draymond runs his knuckle-dragging open mouth ALL GAME LONG, but mild-mannered Kyle Anderson disputes one call and gets ejected? Next level jackassery.”

It was argued that Sulipeck was comparing Green to an ape or a monkey which has long been a racist trope against Black people for centuries.

The backlash was swift, with Evan Barnes, a football reporter, writing, “Emotions are high right now among teams and fans over the play in question but this right here? @joeysulipeck – unacceptable.

Memo to @FOX13Memphis – talk to your mans and check him. This is over the line and I won’t stand for it. This is bullsh*t.”

Sulipeck deleted his comment but the screenshots lived and were quickly shared on social media. He would later re-emerge on Twitter to deny that his comment was intended to be racist.