Houston native and boxing legend George Foreman is a Donald Trump supporter and doesn’t like what he’s hearing from professional athletes bashing the president.
Foreman was a guest on the Offended America podcast on Monday and gave his opinion on Colin Kaepernick starting the movement of NFL players kneeling or sitting down during the national anthem before games.
“A lot of guys say, ‘Look, I got all this money but nobody knows me so let me say something like Muhammad Ali and maybe I’ll be different,'” Foreman said. “That’s all that is. I don’t pay much attention to what kids do. The young man who didn’t want to stand for the national anthem, a lot of us died in wars so they could have that privilege, really.”
Tons of celebrities will be attending the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor boxing match in Las Vegas on Aug. 26 and President Donald Trump wants to be there. UFC president Dana White, who publicly endorsed Trump during his campaign, told TMZ that the White House called him about attending the event inside the T-Mobile Arena.
“Funny you say that, but they called me yesterday and I don’t think they’ll come, but they’ll be watching. He feels like he’ll ruin the event if he shows up. Secret Service is gonna have to go through the place, they’ll have to shut down streets and create crazy traffic. Trump may not be there, but White’s good friend Tom Brady should be”, so the UFC head honcho says.
Foreman says the media coverage of sports changed once Ali started taking political stances. He says now the media asks players about their political views instead of just their sport, and that athletes’ mouths “have become the weapons of mass destruction.”