During an interview on SiriusXM a couple of months ago, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney discussed recruiting in his home state of Alabama now that he’s won two titles at Clemson.
At one point, Swinney said he felt like “Osama bin Dabo” sneaking into Alabama, a reference to infamous terrorist Osama bin Laden, who was behind the 9/11 attacks.
Swinney is now taking a lot of heat for those comments, including from SEC Network host Paul Finebuam, who ripped Swinney on Twitter on Tuesday evening:
This is an unacceptable comparison by Dabo and distasteful to the memories of the many lives lost and impacted by 9/11. https://t.co/4hNwqlesw3
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) June 11, 2019
Swinney has yet to respond to the outcry stemming from his comments a couple of months ago, but he may address it soon if people keep discussing it.
Finebaum wasn’t the only media member to call out Swinney’s remarks, so we’ll see where this story goes from here.