Tony Romo Trends As Fans Think He Almost Said Racial Slur On Live TV

Various fans are trying to make sense of what he was trying to say.

BYAlexander Cole
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Tony Romo is a man who gets paid a lot of money to talk about football on TV. Alongside Jim Nantz, Romo is the analyst on CBS, and fans have enjoyed his commentary. Although Romo has his haters, he is still someone who is respected a guy who knows a lot about the sport.

On Sunday, Romo got to call the AFC Championship game. Of course, this matchup featured the Kansas City Chiefs and the Cincinnati Bengals. In the end, the Chiefs won 23-20. However, it was one of Romo's calls that got most of the attention on social media.

Former NFL quarterback Tony Romo poses after winning the American Century Championship at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course on July 10, 2022 in Stateline, Nevada. (Photo by Isaiah Vazquez/Clarkson Creative/Getty Images)

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At one point in the match, numerous people took to Twitter as they couldn't believe their ears. Subsequently, videos were posted with an analysis of what Romo may have or may not have been trying to say.

Down in the video below, you can hear Romo say that the Chiefs player was surrounded. However, he eventually made an "N" sound before catching himself and saying something else. Consequently, he had people thinking that he was about let the n-word slip.

In the ensuing tweets, even more, fans came through with the very same analysis. Many struggled to think of what he could have been trying to say. Some theorized "nickels," while others thought he was confused and wanted to say "Niners." Either way, this is one of those situations that Romo may very well have to address at some point.

At this point, it remains to be seen what will come of this. CBS nor Romo have issued a response. Either way, fans are going to continue circulating this clip as they try to get to the bottom of it.

Let us know what you thought happened here, in the comments below. Additionally, stay tuned to HNHH for the latest news and updates from around the sports world.


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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.