George Foreman Slams National Anthem Protests
George Foreman took a break from selling grills at Sears to strap on his shucking and jiving shoes on Wednesday, speaking out against athletes using their status as a platform for protest.
Fox News reports that while appearing on the “Offended America” podcast, George Foreman stated that Colin Kaepernick and Kevin Durant are just seeking attention by doing things like refusing to stand for the National Anthem and rejecting a visit to the White House after a Championship win.
“[They’re thinking] ’I got all this money, but nobody knows me, so let me say something like Muhammad Ali and maybe I’ll be different.’ That’s all that is.”
He says way back in his day, men knew how to be patriots — regardless of how America treated the Black population.
“We came in the era we were patriotic. The greatest day of my life was when I put on the colors, representing the United States.
I love the United States. They [Kevin Durant and Colin Kaepernick] haven’t been brought up with people who were patriotic.
A lot of people died so that they can have that privilege.”
Um…yeah. And one could say they’re honoring those before them by using it for the rights of their fans.
Ahywho, George also said that he doesn’t see the fuss anyway since Trump is such a “good president.” Trump sponsored the 1991 Pay-Per-View fight that pulled George Foreman out of bankruptcy, so he’s a loyal
token rider for Trump.
SMH. Well, we know how we WON’T be grilling up our chicken for dinner tonight. What do YOU think of Foreman’s comments?