A young Kansas City Chiefs fan, who was targeted by racist Deadspin writer’s false accusations of wearing blackface, has been identified.
According to a report by Cristina Laila of The Gateway Pundit, Carron Phillips falsely accused an innocent child attending the Kansas City vs. Las Vegas game by sharing a misleading photo showing only one side of the child’s face.
This is the Deadspin reporter, Carron Phillips, who tried to shame a little white boy for having fun at a football game. Turns out he was the racist one after all. pic.twitter.com/Sv6jp7C8mJ— TMK (@TheMagaKing) November 29, 2023
In truth, the boy was simply sporting the teams’ colors, which happen to be black and red.
A popular Chiefs Facebook fan group named Real KC Chiefs Fans disclosed on Tuesday that the child in question is Holden A. from California.
Holden, as it happens, is a genuine member of the Chumash tribe, with his grandfather serving on the Tribe board in Santa Ynez.
During Sunday’s broadcast Holden A. from California, a Native of the Chumash Tribe. His Grandfather is on the Chumash Tribe board up in Santa Ynez. This is his family at Super Bowl LVII. Everyone is making a massive deal out of this, only trying to show one side of his face to push their narrative. Real Kansas City Chiefs Fans Salute You Holden And Your Family.
During Sunday’s Raiders vs Chiefs game, ‘Deadspins’ @carronJphillips tried claiming this sweet kid was wearing ‘black face,’ when his photo only showed one side of his face.— 🇺🇸ProudArmyBrat (@leslibless) November 29, 2023
He’s California native Holden Armenta, and his grandfather belongs to the Chumash Tribe.
Even the… pic.twitter.com/HtFlpY0cng
Deadspin said Holden was wearing black face: He wasn’t.— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) November 29, 2023
Deadspin said Holden was offending Native Americans: Holden is Native American.
Deadspin said Holden was offending black people: Black players saw Holden and joined in with his tomahawk chop.
I hope Holden is ready for a… pic.twitter.com/b8pselT3rz
On Facebook, Shannon Armenta stepped forward to confirm that Holden is her son and is indeed of Native American descent. Holden is also a well-known figure at the Chiefs’ games.
Holden seems to be making strides on the football field too. Kyle Becker captured footage showing him making a series of impressive plays as a defensive back for his team.
Carron Phillips is an unapologetic racist. Instead of apologizing, he lashed out at people who called him out on his shameless race-baiting.
After getting one of the biggest quote ratios I’ve ever seen, Carron Phillips deleted his tweet defending his garbage story. pic.twitter.com/tGhpxBXP3i— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) November 28, 2023
Phillips later deleted the above tweet, all of his tweets smearing Holden, after getting ratioed into oblivion.