Pat McAfee Calls Caitlin Clark 'White B****' Talks About Her Being Targeted

The former Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee is known for being somewhat unfiltered and Monday was no different, as he didn't choose his words carefully, calling WNBA rookie Caitlin Clark a "white b****" live on air.

The Pat McAfee Show is aired on ESPN and on the most recent episode, the host had a whole spiel basically saying that Clark is the only reason anyone even cares about the WNBA right now, and is probably also why her peers don't necessarily like her.

McAfee didn't shy away from expressing his feelings.

"I would like the media people that continue to say 'this rookie class, this rookie class, this rookie class,' no, let's just call it for what it is. There's one white b**** for the Indiana team who is a superstar," McAfee said.

Seemingly the former NFL player didn't mean anything racial or derogatory with his comments, as he went on to say that people watch her games simply for the fact that she is good at basketball and "electrifying."

McAfee stated, "But instead we have to hear people say that 'we all like her because she's white' or 'she's only popular because the rest of the rookie class is doing well,' well that's a bunch of bulls****."

McAfee talked about Clark having many shots taken at her by other WNBA players. Notably, Chicago Sky's Chennedy Carter had a hard foul on Clark, which was viewed as a cheap shot.

Carter didn't say anything in the postgame press conference, but then later took to social media to post on X, "Beside three point shooting what does she [Clark] bring to the table."

In her rookie season, Clark has averaged 15.6 points, 5.1 rebounds, 6.4 points, 1.3 steals and 1.0 blocks, to go along with 35.7% field goal shooting and 29.7% three-point shooting.

In addition to media members like McAfee and Charles Barkley coming to Clark's defense, the first overall pick in the 2024 WNBA draft made the following statement last week about being targeted by other players:

"I feel like I'm just at the point where you accept it and don't retaliate. Just let them hit you, be what it is, don't let it get inside your head and know it's coming... I think at this point I know I'm going to take a couple of hard shots a game and that's what it is. I'm trying not to let it bother me and just stay in the game and stay in what's important because usually it's the second person that gets caught if you retaliate."