(Los Angeles) The NFL announced the opening of an investigation after allegations of discrimination made by Eugene Chung, former assistant coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, in a recent job interview.
Chung, 51, told Boston Globe in an interview that he had not obtained a coaching position during the offseason, after being told by a club, whose identity he did not wish to specify, that he did not belong » not to the good minority ”.
“I was told: ‘You are not really from a minority’. I thought, “Wait a minute. The last time I checked, when I looked at myself in the mirror and brushed my teeth, I was part of a minority ””, he explained to the daily.
What Chung asked for further explanation. « I was told that I was not the good minority they were looking for. » “It was absolutely amazing for me to hear such talk in 2021,” added the one who played for eight years in the NFL.
“We will look into the matter. This comment is completely inappropriate and contrary to the values of the League. The NFL and its clubs are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to everyone, in line with our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, ”responded the spokesperson for the NFL. instance, Brian McCarthy.
The Fritz Pollard Alliance, which works to improve diversity in the NFL, also called for an investigation. « If the comments regarding his status as an American of Korean origin are true, it is further proof that the League’s hiring practices are still marred by discrimination, » the nonprofit said.