Post by Heightism Report on Oct 13, 2020 1:02:15 GMT
We've seen more stories than I care to list where short athletes are mocked for committing the offense of infringing on the tall man's zone of superiority by being athletically gifted. Kyler Murray was a Heisman Trophy winning QB at The University of Oklahoma and is now one of the best young quarterbacks in the NFL as the starting QB for the Arizona Cardinals. As you can guess, announcers, fans, other athletes, blogs etc., absolutely salivate at the opportunity to make cracks about Murray's height(He's listed at 5'7)
Now, Nissan has gotten in on the act by making him stand on top of a football helmet while using a feather duster.
In this commercial, they didn't mock Tim Tebow's religious beliefs, Marcus Mariota's Pacific Islander heritage, or Lamar Jackson's dreadlocks, but they absolutely could not resist mocking Murray's height, and he was more than happy to Garmin-it-up for a fee. We've come to expect nothing less.
He's listed as 5'10" which isn't even short! It's an inch above average.
Athletes(especially the shorter ones) are always listed as taller than they are in actuality. In addition, they're also often measured with their shoes on, and if he even if he was actually 5'10, that's still short for an NFL quarterback so he'd get roasted for being short compared to other players.