Nearly every week, pro-athletes and sports elites bash President Trump.
And even if they do support President Trump, very few are willing to risk their career by showing support for Trump.
But this legendary football coach just enthusiastically endorsed President Trump for three reasons.
In a world where Americans just want to watch sports, there seems to be a political message always glaring at fans in the face during games and player interviews.
And outside the bubble of sports, many athletes and sports elites make clear their hatred for Trump.
Just look at LeBron James who has repeatedly attacked President Trump throughout his Presidency.
Who can forget his attack on President Trump and his supporters back in 2017 when he tweeted, “Hate has always existed in America. Yes we know that but Donald Trump just made it fashionable again!”
Hate has always existed in America. Yes we know that but Donald Trump just made it fashionable again! Statues has nothing to do with us now!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 15, 2017
Maybe comments like this explain why viewership among the NBA and NFL are worse off than an NFC East team’s record.
But thankfully, there are those in the professional sports realm that actually are fans of the President.
And just this past week, legendary college football coach Lou Holtz endorsed President Trump.
At a campaign event this past Friday with the President’s son, Don Jr., Lou Holtz was asked why he was there to support President Trump.
Coach Holtz responded, “I’m just one of these old fashioned people. I’m an old person. It doesn’t mean much to me, but I’m doing this for my children, my grandchildren, their future and it’s something I believe.”
“I’m not here for Lou Holtz…I’m here for my children and my grandchildren.”@CoachLouHoltz88 discussing why he’s hitting the campaign trail for President @realDonaldTrump 🙏🏻🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/HVh1iuBJGB
— Cath O’Neill 🎃 (@cathponeill) October 16, 2020
Coach Holtz says what many of us are thinking.
And in a sports world filled with Trump haters like LeBron James, Americans (and frankly professional sports – to save their ratings) need more leaders like Lou Holtz who speak for the average American.
Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.