Patrick Patterson is in hot water after he responded to a fan on Instagram who suggested that Patrick wouldn’t have a chance with his white wife if he wasn’t in the NBA. Patrick responded by calling black women bulldogs to which he later apologized.

It all started when Patterson posted a photo of his wife Sarah Nasser, wishing her a Happy Anniversary when a fan replied about his choice in women. The fan questioned why he waited until he got money to start dating white women, and insinuated if he worked in Walmart he wouldn’t have a chance with his wife.

Patrick Patterson and wife Sarah

He wrote, “So I should settle for a bulldog and act like I’m happy with my life and preach ‘keep it in your race’ to the world as if Dr. King didn’t fight/die for equality, acceptance, all cultures loving one another, and no hate? “No thanks,” continued the 30-year-old basketball player. “That maybe your life but I don’t want that for mine or my family. Color doesn’t matter. Wake up.”

Check out his comment below.