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Fri Apr 21, 2017, 01:24 PM

Kick & Rec thread for 30 NFL N.E.Patriots refusing Trump handshake

Michael Skolnik is Tweeting NFL star Alan Branch's (from N.E. Patriots) remark on why he couldn't go to the White House and shake Donal Trump's hand.

Reportedly, Alan Brach stated

"I couldn't shake his {Trump} hand and look my daughters in the eye"

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We are now informed 30 N.E. players declined to go to the White House and have the once-in-lifetime"honor" of shaking President Trump's hand

KUDOS to them!

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Reply Kick & Rec thread for 30 NFL N.E.Patriots refusing Trump handshake (Original post)
laserhaas Apr 2017 OP
JenniferJuniper Apr 2017 #1
laserhaas Apr 2017 #2
oberliner Apr 2017 #6
madokie Apr 2017 #10
Cryptoad Apr 2017 #3
oberliner Apr 2017 #5
gratuitous Apr 2017 #7
oberliner Apr 2017 #8
laserhaas Apr 2017 #15
oberliner Apr 2017 #4
Kaleva Apr 2017 #12
Initech Apr 2017 #9
calimary Apr 2017 #11
laserhaas Apr 2017 #14
laserhaas Apr 2017 #13


Response to JenniferJuniper (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 03:56 PM

2. Very cool...to risk disdain of friends and fans

Passing up a likely...once in a lifetime

Sticking it to ...the man!

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Response to laserhaas (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 04:26 PM

6. Most of them went 2 years ago

So it's not once in a lifetime.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 04:12 PM

3. Funny,,,,,,

M$M said their was only six who didn't show,,,,,,,,,

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Response to Cryptoad (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 04:22 PM

5. There were six players who specifically made statements saying they would not attend

Of the 19 total (not 30) who didn't go.

The most prominent of them, Tom Brady, is a Trump supporter.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 04:29 PM

7. Didn't Brady issue a statement of praise for President Trump?

Nauseating man. Another one who would have been right at home at the Party Congress after the Great Leap Forward (see my post on another thread):

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=8960117

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 04:31 PM

8. Here is everything Tom Brady has and hasn't said about Donald Trump

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Response to oberliner (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 09:25 PM

15. Brady is Trump's friend. Got it!

Doesn't detract from his Super Bowl wins..

But damn sure makes me root against N.E. ...next season.

Anyone claiming to be this narcissistic bigots friend (like...hey...I was his friend before he was President)

can't be a good thing.....

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 04:20 PM

4. This is a lie (maybe not - edited)

34 players went to the White House and there are 53 players on a football team.

Edit to add: Apparently they invited the practice squad people as well - so the number might not be a lie.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 05:28 PM

12. Then there maybe those players who don't count towards the 53 limit...

such as those on IR and such.

" A total of 68 players from the active roster, practice squad, and injured reserve list were invited."

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/04/19/34-patriots-players-make-trip-to-white-house-34-dont/

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 05:10 PM

9. I'm not a Patriots fan, but I definitely respect this decision!

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 05:21 PM

11. I am NO football fan.

I consider it organized brutality and I thank God every day that our son never took an interest in playing football in school.

But THIS I can definitely get behind!

THESE Patriots really ARE patriots - small-p.

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Response to calimary (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 05:57 PM

14. All combat is brutal and entertaining.

People put it all, on the line, in equals contest.

Even political battles are brutal, (as MLK or any Kennedy can tell you).

None of us who desire good, want that they lost all, upon the alter of sacrifice;

but we take and praise to the glory, in the honor of it...

Mostly due to our mortality state of being.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Fri Apr 21, 2017, 05:37 PM

13. It misses the point, arguing about how many!

The factor of the matter is....any...are outstanding.

Made even more dramatic, by this father's statement.

KUDOS to ...whatever ....the number is;

and all those in favor of the statement!

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