Devin McCourty, Safety, Patriot’s team captain, Pro-Bowler, and second-team all-pro pick for this year, has joined his teammate Martellus Bennett in the decision to not attend any Super Bowl party at the White House.
With the way that the current political regime has pushed their racist rhetoric onto the public it is not surprise that professional athletes and celebrities are boycotting any special treatment by President Donald Trump. McCourty told Time magazine:
I’m not going to the White House. Basic reason for me is I don’t feel accepted in the White House. With the president having so many strong opinions and prejudices I believe certain people might feel accepted there while others won’t.
McCourty and Bennett are both players who participated in movements including those that required him to raise his right fist into the air during the national anthem. This decision was a personal one for McCourty and he stated:
I can’t imagine a way I go there.
Though we know Brady will be front and center, going against his wife’s wishes and supporting Trump on the campaign trail, we wonder how many more players will follow McCourty and Bennett is standing against the tyranny that is blanketing this country.
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