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CANTON, OH - AUGUST 04: Randy Moss unveils his bust along with son Thaddeus during the 2018 NFL Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium on August 4, 2018 in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

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Randy Moss, who drew headlines during his Hall of Fame speech for wearing a tie with the names of multiple black people who died as a result of police violence, said he has been receiving racist hate mail over the last week. 

“The black community praised me and thanked me for shedding light on African-Americans dying,” Moss told Jason Reid of The Undefeated. “Then on the flip side, you’ve got sites where people are slamming me, saying ‘Hey, n—–, stay in your place.’ They’re saying, ‘You’re a dumb black jock. You just need to stick to playing football, n—–.’ All of this hate mail I’m getting for wearing a tie and talking about the truth. But I can handle it because I’ve been dealing with racism my whole life. I’ve deleted a lot of hate mail. Probably 150 to 200 messages the last few days. But that’s fine because I can speak out. A lot of guys don’t feel comfortable doing that.”

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available.

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