WASHINGTON — In 1968, a young sportswriter named Brent Musburger wrote a column for a long-forgotten newspaper called The Chicago American. He wrote about , who raised their black-gloved fists on the podium after winning medals in the 200-meter sprint at the Summer Games in Mexico City.
The headline on Musburger’s story, , was “Bizarre Protest by Smith, Carlos Tarnishes Medals.”
The notable line from Musburger, who was 29 at the time: “Smith and Carlos looked like a couple of black-skinned storm troopers.”
Fifty-one years later, during hosted by The Atlantic, Carlos was asked by moderator Jemele Hill whether he ever received an apology from Musburger for that column. Musburger, of course, went on to become a renowned sports commentator for ABC