Fox Sports found themselves in a bit of hot water on Sunday afternoon for mocking Jalen Ramsey‘s outfit.
Before the Rams game against the Bucs, Ramsey showed up to the stadium dressed as a member of a mariachi band to honor Hispanic heritage month.
Jalen Ramsey has been a big fan of the Rams mariachi band since he saw them play at one of his first games in LA at the Coliseum. Today, he channels their energy and look! https://t.co/rpC2ZNRtCP
— Lindsey Thiry (@LindseyThiry) September 26, 2021
Fox’s social media manager saw Ramsey’s outfit and compared it to clothing worn by Jaime Foxx’s character Django from Quentin Tarantino’s movie “Django Unchained.”
Fans were quick to point out that Django was a slave in the movie and Fox immediately decided to delete the post.
Jalen is in a mariachi outfit. This tweet is so bad.
— Jake Young (@ItsJakeYoung) September 26, 2021
No way they thought this was the same outfit 😭😭 Django a slave 🤦🏽♂️🤦🏽♂️🤦🏽♂️🤦🏽♂️😭
— Chris Pearl (@Chris_Pearl21) September 26, 2021
Django is a character. You mean Jamie Fox. The fact that they're both Black men wearing blue outfits with cravats is all these photos have in common. We don't all ACTUALLY look alike. I know you thought this was the height of cool, but mostly you guys just seem kind of racist.
— 🦄 (@blkgrlblue) September 26, 2021
This was a tweet earlier today.
And I’m upset about it.
I don’t like it!
— 👑 Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson 📍 (@ScoopB) September 26, 2021
Jalen Ramsey was clearly dressed like matador and they compared him to Django????? pic.twitter.com/zlzsRyXXh7
— HurtsSZN (@KenHeLive) September 26, 2021