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Barkley Rips Masters Head -- He's an 'Uncle Tom'

4/9/2010 4:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Charles Barkley has resorted to racial insults in his attack on the guy who runs the Masters -- comparing Billy Payne to a slave-driving plantation owner after Payne ripped Tiger Woods over the scandal.



Barkley -- who used to be pretty tight with Woods -- went on Fox Sports Radio yesterday and said, "You got this punk ass Billy Payne who goes on TV ... for him to get on there and act like he's all Uncle Tom, he's the master on the plantation, that piss me off."

Barkley added, "I wish somebody would just walk up to him and punch him in his face."

Earlier this week, Payne mentioned Tiger in his news conference saying, "Our hero did not live up to the expectations of the role model we saw for our children."

Historical Fun Fact!
-- White people generally aren't called "Uncle Tom" ... because "Uncle Tom" was black.

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Ryan Scheuermann    

FIRST

1595 days ago
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KP    

Tiger needs to keep his distance from Charles and Michael with the life-styles they both lead. That was my immediate thought when I read where Tiger hung around with them in Vegas. Tiger of course has to make that decision in the future and not for me to say, except one is judged by the friends he keeps. High-profile friends is not a personal recovery make.

1595 days ago
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ndebt    

Payne is a racist. Being a racist is a prerequisite for being the head of The Masters. Period. It's cut and dried. BLACK AND WHITE. Payne's statement was only fueled by racism; It had nothing to do with golf!

1595 days ago
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Farley    

Shut up Charles. What an idiot. Just because someone doesn't look as absolutely stunningly perfect as you doesn't make them a racist. Get over yourself and face the real world.

1595 days ago
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R.Zimmerman    

Barkley's THIS stupid and ignorant? Who would have thought? LOL!!!

1595 days ago
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QE2    

I like this guy when he talks basketball. Can't stand him when he talks about anything else.

1595 days ago
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Phillip    

Ok I'll ask the question. Was it really a message to Tiger? Was Barkley really calling Tiger an Uncle Tom. Also was Barkley saying that someone should punch Tiger in the face? They use to be tight. It is highly likely that is the case. THINK ABOUT IT!!!!!

1595 days ago
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Brittney    

Thank G-d Barkley has money, he is a uneducated ignorant moron.

His stupidity just brings on more racism.

1595 days ago
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chris    

Thats turrble... turrible turrible turrible. LOL harles barkley is a flippin moron.

1595 days ago
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justsaying    

Tiger Woods or any other athlete or celebrity or movie star SHOULD NOT be anyone's role model. That's what parents are for. They need to stop farming out their children to learn from these people and teach them right from wrong themselves. That's why kids today are about as screwed up as a soup sandwich. Parents expect others to raise their children....and then.....let them.

1595 days ago
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Stacey    

Why are black people always crying about something?

1595 days ago
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nof    

Barkley is always honest. Payne should leave well enough be. Or else when the skeletons come out of his OWN closet...

Nof

1595 days ago
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Darlene    

What has his golf or anything else he does matter, ONLY his wife should care!! And yes, that man is a racist!!!

1595 days ago
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marge    

Damn Barkley is an f'n moron!!! Clearly this ignorant black hick doesn't even know who Uncle Tom is!!!! More brilliance from a walking pile of dog sh*t!!!

1595 days ago
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Thunder Thighs    

I hope the terrorist pay a visit to all of you and all your family member tmz. If you wanted a race war just say it cause I have been ready to get at some white devils.

1595 days ago
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