Most NFL fans have spent the past few days envisioning how the Super Bowl will ultimately play out. With both the Cincinnati Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams set to officially square off, their showdown is a mouthwatering one.
But while the NFL world continued to dissect their upcoming matchup and the somewhat stunning decision by Tom Brady to walk away from the game, Brian Flores had other things in mind. The former head coach of the Miami Dolphins has grown incensed with the lack of opportunities he’s been given during this year’s offseason coaching carousel. Despite back-to-back winning seasons with the Dolphins, Flores was let go at the end of the year.
Although he’s been linked to several jobs, including the New York Giants and New Orleans Saints, the former headman believes he’s been given a raw deal due to the color of his skin. As a result, Flores has sued the NFL and three teams.
Michael Thomas believes lawsuit could be game-changing
While it initially came across as jaw-dropping, multiple-time All-Pro wide receiver Michael Thomas believes the actions of Flores could be exactly what the NFL needed.
“Brian Flores about to change the game,” said Thomas on his social media account.
Amongst a long list of transgressions, Flores alleges that he was sent a text message by current New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, congratulating him on landing the head coaching position for the New York Giants, three days before actually interviewing for the job. Flores would then reveal that Belichick mistook him for Brian Dabolls.
Considering his long list of alleged evidence over the past few years, Flores believes several NFL teams have treated him unfairly in the hiring process due to the color of his skin. Whether or not Flores is successful in his attempt to end what he describes as “systemic racism in the NFL,” Thomas believes that his actions could signal the dawn of a new day.