There has been news online that Shaquille O’neal apparently made some derogatory comments about Puerto Rico.
What seems Suspicious to me!
When I tried to visit the post on tab Deportes with the alleged derogatory comments to Emilio Perez a collaborator at Tabnation.com via my macbook on Chrome I ended up with an ad that was difficult to get over it. I had to bypass so I could read the post (WARNING: before you click watch what happens when you try to enter the tabdeportes.com).
Video of TabDeportes Site
Below I have enclosed a screenshot of how the site claiming that Shaq dissed Puerto Ricans reacts when you go directly to the post or visit it via its domain.
If you want to read the post on the site Download a PDF Copy here in Spanish!
This makes me feel that maybe this was a stunt to move traffic to there site which worked out pretty well because the site was over capacity.
Looking at the sites Whois information and I see the blog/site is fairly new:
Registered through: GoDaddy.com, LLC (http://www.godaddy.com)
Domain Name: TABDEPORTES.COM
Created on: 14-Dec-11
Expires on: 14-Dec-12
Last Updated on: 17-Dec-11
A Big Fan of Shaq Since the Early 90′s
I have been a fan of Shaquille O’neal for many years even when he was a Rookie. I have always seen him as a guy with a great sense of humor.
Anyone can write that something happen but if they can’t provide video or at least audio then I have to side with Shaq who different to Amaury Nolasco quickly created a video to let his fans especially those in Puerto Rico that he loves the Island and did not make the comments. The only thing I did not like about the video was his mamacita comment but I guess he was trying to use humor and that part might have backfired on him.
Special thanks to @roxypr for pointing me to this video.
Tweet Responses by @Shaq on Puerto Rico Incident
Innocent Until Proven Guilty
Until I see evidence I declare Shaq innocent until proven guilty!
Many people jumped the Gun and attacked Shaq via twitter and Facebook without validating the source or requesting any evidence.
If only those individuals that jumped the gun would actually do the same when one of our own offends like Amaury Nolasco did and to this day he still has not apologized publicly
What do you think about this incident?
If the reporter has no evidence he has a lot explaining to do.
On the other side don’t you find it shady that the website had a pop up ad that almost forced you to click on it.
It would be interesting to find what type of ad service they are using and seeing if they are following ad guidelines since they force you to click on the ad as you can see in the image above.
I will update if the folks at tabdeportes.com can provide evidence of Shaq’s criticism or what happened? If not I think many might owe Shaq an apology.