Chris ‘Mad Dog’ Russo Walks Back Racist Remarks on Twitter

“If anybody thinks that I would not put a sports talk show host on the channel because that person is black, you don’t know Christopher Russo,” he tweeted.


Sirius XM radio's Chris "Mad Dog" Russo attends the SIRIUS XM Radio celebrity fantasy football draft at Hard Rock Cafe-Times Square on July 21, 2010 in New York City.

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Following a blistering backlash sparked by his racially charged remarks, Sirius XM host Chris “Mad Dog” Russo on Friday took to Twitter to clarify his statements.

The sports-talk legend made a stunning admission to a caller when asked about why he does not feature African-American sports journalists on his show. Russo essentially told the caller that there are no qualified blacks worthy or capable of coming on his show and enlightening his paid listeners.

Here are Russo's tweets:

As usual, black Twitter was on the case: