Monday, Fox Sports 1 “Undisputed” co-host Shannon Sharpe reacted to Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Marshal Yanda appearing to spit on Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict in their Sunday rivalry matchup.
Sharpe likened Yanda’s actions to him calling Burfict the “n-word” because of the racial disparity.
And Marshal Yanda, you being a white player and Vontaze Burfict being black, that is the ultimate of the ultimates,” Sharpe said.
Skip Bayless, Sharpe’s co-host, acknowledged that Burfict is a dirty player with a history of questionable actions (including an accusation of spitting on opponents) on the football field, stated, “[S]ome players would say he had it coming, but not that.”
Sharpe called on the NFL to hand out a “swift” and “harsh” penalty on Yanda that includes a one or two-game suspension.