Athletes react to the inauguration of President Donald Trump
As Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States on Friday, athletes around the world watched and reacted to the news online.
Some in the NBA, NFL and MLB offered advice to their fellow Americans, while some simply provided commentary on the event. One soccer club—Dulwich, of a lower-division soccer league—even made a quip about the early turnout at the event.
Below are some of the reactions from Friday.
Some of those secret service people could play Left Tackle right now in the league— Justin Forsett (@JForsett) January 20, 2017
Inauguration Day.. Some folks happier than they've ever been.. some folks madder than they've ever been.. what a time to be alive— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) January 20, 2017
A lot of people are worried and scared and at risk of being marginalized or ignored by this incoming administration. Be mindful of that.— Sean Doolittle (@whatwouldDOOdo) January 20, 2017
Reach out & help others. Practice empathy. Show some humility & listen. Strive for equality & justice for all. All boats rise with the tide.— Sean Doolittle (@whatwouldDOOdo) January 20, 2017
Remember not everyone has the same American experience as you. Just because it hasn't happened to you, doesn't mean it's not happening.— Sean Doolittle (@whatwouldDOOdo) January 20, 2017
Exercise your 1st Amendment rights. Stay informed. Challenge yourself to hear both sides. Speak truth to power and hold them accountable.— Sean Doolittle (@whatwouldDOOdo) January 20, 2017
Embrace diversity. Be accepting. Don't rush to judgements or assume something is illegitimate because it's different. Keep an open mind.— Sean Doolittle (@whatwouldDOOdo) January 20, 2017
Stay woke!!!!— C.J. Watson (@Quietstorm_32) January 20, 2017
Today we start a new chapter, let's work together, and remember only saying negative without an idea is creating divide, it does not help US— Huston Street (@HustonStreet) January 20, 2017
It was previously reported that Olympian Caitlyn Jenner would be in attendance at the inauguration as a representative of LGBTQ rights.