Following the Arizona Cardinals' win over the San Francisco 49ers this past weekend, the Cardinals' safety Budda Baker was confronted with racist messages from an apparent Niners fan.
During the game, Baker hit the Niners' star tight end George Kittle as he was attempting to catch a pass. Kittle's significant height advantage and a high throw resulted in Baker hitting Kittle low. Kittle suffered a sprained knee due to the hit and was absent for the remainder of the game.
On Monday, Baker shared a message he received from the @Niner8 account. In the messages, Baker was called the N-word multiple times and referred to as a "monkey" and "slave."
Baker captioned the screenshot with a tweet that read, "[I'm] all good with opposing fans talking trash. But This right here man... All you can do is pray for ppl like this."
The racist remarks come just after the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans were booed by NFL fans for locking arms in unity. This past off-season, Baker became the highest-paid safety in NFL history after signing a four-year extension worth $59 million.