Since comparing the GOP to the KKK last week, Hank Aaron has received letters filled with racial epithets addressed to the Atlanta Braves’ front office.
This is, of course, an exceedingly stupid thing to do. Of course, the people who did such a thing were filled with racial avarice in the first place and would have hated Hank Aaron whether or not he said anything. With that said, I don’t think Hank Aaron is above criticism. As I have shown, you can disagree with Aaron and still admire the things he’s done.
Interestingly, Bob Nightengale of USA Today who interviewed Aaron last week is now denying Aaron compared the GOP to the KKK:
Never in our 50-minute conversation did Aaron suggest anyone critical of President Obama is racist. Never did he compare the Republican Party to the Klu Klux Klan.