Deuce gets a lot of hate around here (and most of it is deserved because he's often a giant a-hole), but his use of the word "thug" was in no way racist. Not only is the word "thug" not racist (though I'd grant that it could be racist in certain contexts), Deuce was referring to what other people say about Mathieu. Do people around here just not know how to read? Anyone who claims to see racism in it needs to take a good look in the mirror. It's fun to hate on Deuce, but do it for legitimate reasons. There are plenty of them.