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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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myopinion    

I tally agree with Al Sharpton

68 days ago
17.

kp    

Team Arenas here.

Sharpton is nothing than a media whore who doesn't give a crap about anyone or anything unless he can be on national TV.

68 days ago
18.

vicksux    

this man is a disgusting excuse for a human being. MLK would NEVER condone this creatures behavior.

68 days ago
19.

nir    

Sharpton is a dush

68 days ago
20.

static    

Al Shapton and the so called National Action Network are nothing more than the Klan with a tan.

68 days ago
21.

TooManyZombies    

Figures TMZ sides with the media whore...

68 days ago
22.

Simone    

Can not wait for Sharpton's aids riddled body to give out so that he can no longer spew his hate in this world.

68 days ago
23.

The Del Rubio Triplets    

Go away Sharpton, you suck

68 days ago
24.

BSpolice    

If Sharpton is everything the racists say about him, then they have nothing to worry about right?

68 days ago
25.

Jughead    

Finally--a black person who is truthful.

68 days ago
26.

JRB    

He looks hideous. He lost too much weight. That lapband surgery is no good.

68 days ago
27.

TuxThePenguin    

holy crap. the "rev" got super skinny. maybe he'll fade into obscurity...

68 days ago
28.

doc    

The good rev Al is a POS.

68 days ago
29.

TEXASMIKE    

Al, jump off the Washington bridge.

68 days ago
30.

Factual    

He is spot on for calling out this hatemonger

68 days ago
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