Proud to say the team I root for has stepped up for freedom of speech and for the peaceful protests of racial and economic inequalities in American society.
THE SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
Trouble for Trump here is he is barking tweets against a sport that not only has the team work and team loyalty as tight and disciplined as any military unit but also against players who have gone to college and who are educated and articulate.
Trump will never read this (reportedly he has no attention span past 140 characters) but here is Doug Baldwin, Seahawk wide receiver and Stanford graduate, on who Trump really is:
"I’m not surprised by Trump’s comments. He has shown, since the beginning, his dehumanized nature. To think he would be anything different is to not know the reality of his presidency. He has surrounded himself with like minded people and has removed anyone who challenges him. He acts like a child craving attention and any attention will do.
Although these recent comments are not the worst things he’s said or done, I do believe that this will be a unifying moment for the sports world. And with as much influence as athletes have on the younger generation, this can be an opportunity for us to change the narrative of society and point to the president as a poor example of what you can become if you remain close minded, ignorant and uneducated.
For all the hate and negativity that has come from Trump’s presidency, I am still hopeful for justice and love to win out. As I continue to my efforts with the youth of our communities and engage with this hatred, I will resist the urge to return hate with hate and instead react in love and compassion for those who simply can not.
I encourage others to do the same.
Douglas Baldwin Jr"
Hopefully the youth of America will strive to emulate sports heroes like Baldwin and not the race baiting and braying coming from the "close minded, ignorant and uneducated" one in White House.
"If you've heard this story before, don't stop me because I'd like to hear it again," Groucho Marx.
“I spent half my money on gambling, alcohol and wild women. The other half I wasted,” W.C. Fields.