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Al Sharpton

GIlbert Arenas Has No Business

Criticizing Me!

8/14/2014 11:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

081414_al_sharpton_launch_v2Al Sharpton had some choice words for Gilbert Arenas (once we told him who he was) over the former NBA star's use of a racial slur in criticizing the good reverend for his role in the Michael Brown riots.

During a rant on Instagram, Arenas railed against Sharpton, which is fine ... until he referred to him as "AL coon sharpton." Not cool. 

TMZ Sports spotted Al on Thursday afternoon ... and he told us he thought Gilbert's use of the racial slur says more about him than it does Al. 

Sharpton also challenged Arenas to compare his basketball resumé against Sharpton's civil rights work.

Unless Al was once suspended indefinitely from the NAACP for threatening a fellow civil rights leader with a gun ... we think Al takes this one.

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Dominee    

Man needs to take a long walk off of a short bridge.

67 days ago
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jbblr    

Take out the racial stuff and Gilbert Arenas just nailed Al Sharpton's schtick. Mr. Sharpton is a racial ambulance chaser and the only way to get him to go away is to through out some $$$.

67 days ago
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sueu    

Screw Gilbert arenas. Bi didn't know who he was until basketball wives.

67 days ago
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teabag    

He has more racism in him than a Klan rally.. Black piece of Sh*t...

67 days ago
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Aoife    

Race Baiting Hater.

67 days ago
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MAX    

ALMOST TIME TO CELEBRATE WHEN THE FIVE FAMILIES TAKE OUT THE RACE BAITER BU BYE SKEEZE

67 days ago
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Frunklin    

Al Sharpton spreads nothing, but the word of racism and division in America. He's a perfect example of how to take advantage of a horrible situation and profit from it personally.

67 days ago
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Frunklin    

Al Sharpton is the biggest cause of division and racism in the country.

67 days ago
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Mr Wood    

WHAT'S SO SAD IS THAT IF YOU LOOK AT THE PRIOR POST....YOU'LL SEE WHY AL SHARPTON AND THOSE ALIKE COME FORWARD TO TO THE AID OF THOSE WHO ASK FOR HIS ASSISTANCE. IF NOT, THEIR CASES WOULD BE SWEPT UNDER THE RUG AND THE GENERAL POPULATION WOULD TURN A DEF EAR TO THE INJUSTICES THAT STILL EXIST....AND LET'S NOT GO THERE WITH THE 30...I REPEAT 30 PLUS YEAR INCIDENT INVOLVING TAWANA BRAWLEY. .SHE'S THE ONE THAT LIED , NOT AL SHARPTON.....NOW PLEASE TELL ME IF I'M WRONG!!

67 days ago
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Eye roll     

Who gives a **** about al sharp ton. Leave it to tmz to stir up racial stuff

67 days ago
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James R. - Los Angeles    

Oil' Bobblehead Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are the biggest racists in America. You both should be deported.

67 days ago
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tooshy20    

It's 2014 and there is still racism smh!! FYI people aren't born a racist!!

67 days ago
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Jay    

Awesome you guys did not put the term Reverend in that piece at all. We all know this race baiting/media whore is not a Reverend. Only shows up to places so his mug can be on TV..

67 days ago
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T    

Good for Gilbert. Should not have used the racial slur but I'm glad to see people are seeing through Sharptons BS. Sharpton and "civil rights leaders" should be held responsible for the destruction of property and the mass looting caused during these riots. Instead of fueling the knee jerk reactions that lead to disgusting rioting Al & company should be preaching restraint (actually mean it)

67 days ago
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SHARPCOOKIE    

Figures..where the camera are...so goes Rev Al....where are you in Chicago with all the killings?....oh yea...i forgot...that is black on black killing...that must be ok in your eyes...you promote yourself and exploit grieving families and watch while fools take the opportunity to loot and destroy businesses in their own neighborhood...smart thinking.

67 days ago
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