Remember when Sebastian De La Cruz sang the national anthem during the NBA Finals and racism poured out on Twitter? How about with the Indian American Miss America that caused people to forget geography and instantly began throwing out the term “terrorist”?
Well, with the NFL celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, Cuban-American Paola Guanche sang the national anthem at Heinz Field.
While there were not nearly as many people criticizing the choice of Guanche singing the anthem — likely because there was no mariachi outfit involved — there was still plenty of ignorance shown on Twitter as people shared their thoughts on the Hispanic Heritage celebration.
It is rough to see people sharing these kind of comments in the public, but that’s what you get when anyone is allowed to spew their thoughts for everyone to see.
To get a taste of some of the ignorance that was floating around on Twitter, check out the comments below:
The NFL's Hispanic Heritage awareness campaign has me ready to steal some rims like right now.
— Conway Titty (@FrankCurtisB) September 23, 2013
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month I'm giving all my Mexicans maids dirty sanchezes
— Tom Tebow (@IamEvilTebow) September 23, 2013
I didn't know it was Hispanic Heritage Month. No wonder I was craving burritos the other day.
— Dee (@ctdee) September 23, 2013
NFL this month promoting NFLHispanic60 in which fans are encouraged to spend 60 minutes being aware of Hispanic people.
— Mike Tunison (@xmasape) September 22, 2013
The NFL is celebrating Hispanic Heritage month. I wish that came with an obnoxious amount of bright colored gloves and towels for four games
— Dan Levy (@DanLevyThinks) September 22, 2013
Announcer: Its hispanic heritage month in the NFL, hear stories of Hispanic players My Dad: Hi, my name is Aaron Hernanadez & I killed a guy
— TylerPollard (@tpollard3) September 22, 2013
The nfl is almost going as hard as the nba with the hispanic heritage month. If they start putting "EL" in front of all their names then idk
— Chillbro Swaggins (@RawdawgMcgraw) September 23, 2013
Something about Hispanic heritage touted by the NFL seems so forced. What about Asians, Indians, Canadians, etc…? Just play football.
— Erik Reader (@RADincorporated) September 23, 2013
Hey NFL…no such thing as Hispanic! It is Latino! PS when is White American Month? Really fed up w this shit!
— RJ Ingold (@vepchl) September 23, 2013
Hispanic Heritage month in the NFL. Where in the hell is caucasian heritage month? Racists.
— Collin Evans (@CollinjEvans) September 23, 2013
Hispanic Heritage month, hater. RT @_LowKeyG: How a mexican girl gon sing the national anthem….this country so lost
— IG: @IAdoreAlexis (@OlyviaTaylor) September 23, 2013