The Civil Rights activist and greatest football player of all time Jim Brown is loved and praised by many people around the world. But
since he came out as a Trump supporter, he has received a lot of criticism.
“I should be criticizing Trump on every level because he does certain things that call for criticism. But when I look at television I see all these announcers become experts and they’re pointing the fingers and they’re not doing a doggone thing but pointing their fingers, I find myself really pulling for the president,” Brown said this week on Fox Sports Radio.
“Now, that would make me very unpopular in the black community, very unpopular with a lot of Americans, … but I think that there are certain good things that are coming out of this presidency because we’ve never seen anything like it,” he added.
The New York Daily News’ Carron J. Phillips has criticized Brown and said that “it’s time that we stop lying to ourselves about who and what Jim Brown was, and currently is.”
Brown said “that he has no idea what the peaceful protests that are taking place in the NFL are actually about, and has fallen victim to the thinking that this is about disrespecting the flag and not about bringing awareness to racism, inequalities, and police brutality.”
“I’ll never kneel and I will always respect the flag.
“I am not going to denigrate my flag and I’m going to stand for the national anthem. I’m fighting with all of my strength to make it a better country, but I don’t think that’s the issue. Because what is the top side? Are you not going to stand up? This is our country, man,” he added.
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