I know Halloween is over, but the stories about offensive costumes still keep rolling in and probably will until Easter. Because, you know, the offended masses never sleep and they are always looking for a fix.
This time it’s the Dallas Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones, who has hit the headlines with his ‘blind referee’ get up.
From Sport Bible:
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has offended the blind community after dressing up as a ‘blind ref’ for Halloween.
The 80-year-old has been the owner of the NFL side since 1989, so it’s safe to say he’s probably seen his fair share of bad calls.
In the past, he has been fined $25,000 by the league for criticising referee Ed Hochuli in 2008.
Obviously not learning his lesson, he decided to poke the bear again by dressing up as blind game official for Halloween this year.
He attended a party with his family complete with a striped referee shirt, cane, and reflective glasses.
Dallas Cowboys writer Clarence Hill Jr called it an ‘epic troll’ and hoped the NFL had ‘a sense of humour’ when it came to the costume.
He said: “I’m being very careful here because I’m getting real close to a fine.
“It shows how much I love them to dress up as them … how much I respect their decision-making.
“I had the cane and everything. And I used it on some people, too.”
However, it appears the NFL weren’t the ones to worry about when it came to offending certain people.
Chris Danielson, the director of NFB released a statement, saying: “When anyone perpetuates that stereotype, it’s harmful.”
Now I don’t know about you but when I look at his outfit I can’t understand how the blind community could get offended! It’s not like they could see his or anyone else’s costumes, so someone offended on their behalf must have told them about it.
Which means their ears work.
Which could possibly offend the deaf community because they don’t have working ears. Then they’d tell each other how offended they are using sign language which means they would use their hands and that could offend the handless community and…
Seriously, where does it end?
Which is why this blog will never end. Unlike the Cowboys, this world will always be blessed with a good offensive. Or cursed with bad ones. Either way, it works for me.