Athletes react to Donald Trump winning the presidential election

Wednesday November 9th, 2016

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States on Tuesday night and notable sports figures took to Twitter to voice their opinions.

Trump defeated Hillary Clinton to succeed Barack Obama as president. He collected 279 electoral votes and won crucial states including Florida, Wisconsin, North Carolina and Ohio.

Trump was endorsed by sports figures such as New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, former Indiana basketball coach Bobby Knight, golf legend Jack Nicklaus, ex-Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, former New York Yankees outfielder Paul O'Neill and many others.

Here's how athletes reacted to Trump's win:

Clinton was backed by former NBA player Jason Collins, former USWNT star Abby Wambach, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, Michigan football head coach Jim Harbaugh and others.

- Chris Chavez and Scooby Axson

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