Sports | October 5, 2017 10:12 am

Washington Redskins’ Terrelle Pryor Says He Was Called N-Word Multiple Times Monday Night

Wide receiver posted message on Instagram Wednesday, describing the incidents.

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If you’ve been on the side of the fence, saying that the NFL sideline and on-field protests have to go, this might give you some perspective about the other side.

Washington Redskins’ wide receiver Terrelle Pryor Sr., who was initially slammed for making an obscene gesture at a fan Monday night, took to Instagram to defend his actions, saying that Kansas City Chiefs’ fans were hurling racial slurs at him.

In the post, Pryor explains that an NFL employee had to stand next to him on the sidelines from the second quarter onward because of the issue. He also noted that he’s been standing during the national anthem, because it was his team’s decision to do so, but realizes that the incident “is the exact reason why guys are kneeling during the anthem.”

Maybe the most powerful message in the now-deleted Instagram post is Pryor’s kicker: “At some point you keep calling us The N word … we going to start acting up.”

Although the Redskins lost, Pryor finished the game with 70 yards receiving and a touchdown.