On Sunday Robert Klemko of MMQB tweeted out a video he took from the Bills tailgate scene of a woman tackling a dummy dressed as Colin Kaepernick and claiming she was egged on by Bills Mafia drunks yelling, “Tackle the Muslim!” The Internet responded on full blast, with people pointing out, correctly, that you never once hear the word “Muslim” in the clip. But Klemko stood his ground and said it happened before he pressed “record.”
Well, the Bills Mafia chick on the video has responded on Medium. Alexis Dent, the self-described “sunshine and whiskey enthusiast” who “will run for cupcakes” (my kind of woman) is coming at Klemko, guns blazing:
You claimed that someone at the tailgate yelled “ ‘tackle the Muslim’, then a young lady obliges.” Unfortunately, that young lady was me. After I confronted you to retract your statement, knowing that neither myself nor anyone I was with made that statement OR even heard anyone else make a foul statement, you refused. In fact, you even talked down to me. … However, I have video coverage (#thanksSnapchat) from the minutes and moments leading up to my tackle, and not once does someone yell anything of that nature. I offered to show you them, but you didn’t respond. Guess it’s not fun being called out, eh? …
Lucky for me, anyone with a brain could tell that you were trying to turn some good-natured fun (that happens at every Bills mafia tailgate) into fodder for your social justice circle jerk. …
Let me reiterate my point: I don’t care that the video is out there. I think the world needs more fun, laughter, and good-natured antics. If I can contribute to people getting a good laugh, I’m cool with that. But I will refuse to become the focal point of racially charged accusations. The world doesn’t need anymore hatred; I’m sure we can both agree on that.
The letter goes on. Calling out Peter King and Trenni Kusnierek for defending Klemko. Explaining Alexis’ own past blogging celebrity gossip. And expressing her own support for Kaepernick. But she had me at “hello.” There is nothing that so becomes a woman as defending her right to a little harmless, drunken antics and putting the Social Justice Warriors among us on blast.
Seriously, I never thought I’d find romance among the same Bills Mafia crew that slams themselves into tables, tips over Port-o-Potties with people in them and makes vodka luges out of each other’s butt cracks. But I think I’m in love Alexis Dent.
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