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The NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Fran Tarkenton this weekend said that it’s rather “disrespectful” and “stupid” that Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert and other athletes won’t go in the White House after the big victory during Trump’s presidency.

“You know, if they don’t wanna go there, so what?” he stated. “That’s disrespectful, is it not? I mean, you put politics — If a President of the United States, our number one guy, invites you to the [White House] and you’re gonna boycott it, because why? It’s stupid. Nobody boycotted Obama because he’s black, did they? They all went there because he was our president, and you respect our president no matter whether you’re for him or not.”

As Breitbart reports, Tarkenton is grateful for Trump’s success in keeping Carrier in the States, and thus saving 1,000 jobs. That’s how you appreciate big deals for humanity.

You can watch the video here.

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Do you share Tarkenton’s opinion? Is politics supposed to get that deep in sports?


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