Earlier this week, a quote from Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney about his home state of Alabama went viral for its interesting contest.
Swinney compared himself to Osama bin Laden – yes, seriously.
Not long after the comments were unearthed, they quickly went made the rounds on social media.
SEC analyst and ESPN personality Paul Finebaum was not happy with Dabo’s “distasteful” comments.
“This is an unacceptable comparison by Dabo and distasteful to the memories of the many lives lost and impacted by 9/11,” Finebaum said.
This is an unacceptable comparison by Dabo and distasteful to the memories of the many lives lost and impacted by 9/11. https://t.co/4hNwqlesw3
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) June 11, 2019
Swinney’s comment came from an appearance on “Basketball & Beyond with Coach K” in February.
David Hood of TigerNet.com unearthed the comment while listening to the interview and wrote about it this week.
“I think it was all fun and games early on. It was, ‘Aww, isn’t that sweet’ and all that stuff. I don’t know about walls, but I am kinda like Osama bin Dabo,” Swinney said, with a laugh. “I have to navigate my way through the caves and back channels too make my way through Alabama these days. They aren’t happy to see me, but it’s all good. It’s a good problem.”
Dabo made the comments in jest, but reaction fans from around the country weren’t happy.
We’ll have to wait and see if Dabo comments further.