Boxing legend #GeorgeForeman is the latest celebrity to publicly shame #ColinKaepernick and any other athletes who have decided to protest the national anthem and/ or #DonaldTrump. In an interview with the #OffendedAmerica podcast, Foreman explained that he believes that these athletes are just seeking attention.
“They haven’t been brought up with people who were patriotic,” he said. “A lot of people died so that they can have that privilege … Today, there’s nothing to sell about anyone. A lot of guys say, ‘Look, I got all this money but no one knows me.’”
Later on in his interview, the heavyweight champion went on to praise Trump for being a good president and good entrepreneur. It turns out that the president helped Foreman get out of bankruptcy by promoting his fight against Evander Holyfield back in 1991.
“I’ll always be grateful for the entrepreneur Donald Trump — and now President Donald Trump,” Mr. Foreman said. “I’m sorry, you have to be careful now days. He’s a good president. A lot of people don’t like him, but evidently more do because he’s the president of the United States … I had little and hardly no hope at all. What a privilege. He promoted that show down there.”
The only issue with his statement is that Trump didn’t win the popular vote, therefore, more people didn’t necessarily like him, but I won’t go there right now.
Via Washington Times:
“This isn’t the first time Big George, who won the heavyweight championship in two different “careers” separated by a decade-long retirement, has trumpeted patriotism while other black athletes did not.
After winning the gold medal at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics by TKO’ing a favored Soviet fighter, Mr. Foreman walked around the ring displaying a tiny U.S. flag. Just days earlier, sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos had raised their fists in a Black Power salute on the medal stand.”
Oop! What are your thoughts, Roommates?
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