Long-time sports writer Peter Vecsey is facing some online backlash after a comment he made about Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Randive.
“Aladdin Ranadive better start increasing the irritation of his questions to (Chris) Mullin and Pete (D’Alessandro),” he tweeted.
Aladdin Ranadive better start increasing the irritation of his questions to Mullin and Pete D…
— Peter Vecsey (@PeterVecsey1) January 2, 2015
Vecsey was then inundated with replies, with many calling the tweet racist.
Ranadive himself posted 24 hours after Vecsey’s tweet, thanking fans for their support and that he was not offended by the remark.
Kings Nation – I see you and am OK and not offended. But want to thank
you for the support. Your passion truly inspires me. #SacramentoProud
— Vivek Ranadivé (@Vivek) January 3, 2015
Any critical tweet toward Vecsey resulted in the user being blocked from interacting with him on Twitter.