The days of casually using an outdated figure of speech are over, but some people must have missed that memo. Take NFL Houston Texans owner Bob McNair. In a meeting with other team owners over players taking the knee in protest against systemic racism, McNair was quoted as saying:
We can't have the inmates running the prison.
A quote that will make you cringe from Texans owners Bob McNair, re: anthem protests: “We can't have the inmates running the prison.”— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) October 27, 2017
Nahhh Bob McNair didn’t say that...nah y’all tripping. He couldn’t have. Nope he didn’t. Did that wake some of y’all up now?— Damon Harrison (@BigDame900) October 27, 2017
That was in the owner session later. According to account, Vincent objected, later McNair apologized to Vincent, and Vincent appreciated it.— Stephanie Stradley (@StephStradley) October 27, 2017
Why? 'Inmates run the asylum' is a common metaphor re: those in charge remaining so. People getting triggered over it is pretty damn funny.— Nic (@perinonr) October 27, 2017
"Bob McNair" ANOTHER FAKE apology: ANYTIME YOU QUALIFY AN APOLOGY ('but' or 'to anyone who might have been offended) you are NOT SORRY.— LePimpernel (@LPimpernel) October 27, 2017
Bob McNair meant exactly what he said do not be deceived by that weak ass apology he paid someone to draft and issue to the public.— Big Bro aka Tha GOD (@OsyrusBolly) October 27, 2017