Gregg Popovich Takes Shot at Robert Kraft, Other NFL Owners Who Donated to Donald Trump

Devon Clements

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has never been a fan of Donald Trump. And he is now relaying that frustration towards the President of the United States by also trashing some NFL owners who are attempting to take a stand against racial inequality even though they donated to Trump in the past. 

Seven NFL owners donated $1 million to Trump's Inaugural Committee, according to Maureen Dowd of the New York Times. Those owners are New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke, New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, Miami Dolphins owner Steven Ross and now deceased Houston Texans owner Robert McNair.

“It’s just hypocritical,” Popovich told Dowd. “It’s incongruent. It doesn’t make sense. People aren’t blind. Do you go to your staff and your players and talk about injustices and democracy and how to protest? I don’t get it. I think they put themselves in a position that’s untenable.”

Popovich has a point. It's hard to believe these owners want to make a stand against social inequality when they have financially supported the POTUS - who is a man that many believe has allowed social inequality to take place and refuses to attack the issue head on. Instead he has seemingly created a battle between the country's police force/military and the citizens of the United States who want to protest against the wrongful treatment of the black community. 

For those owners, it will take a lot of words and actions to make everyone believe they are fighting for what is right and not just doing it to please everyone. But they'll unfortunately always have those skeletons in their closet that won't be forgotten about. 

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4thand17
4thand17

Robert Kraft is Jewish. Any Jew who supports Trump is blind to our history. Trump's scapegoating about murderers and rapist immigrants dehumanizes Hispanics in the exact same way that Hitler dehumanized Jews. His bigotry toward African Americans, which he has exhibited his whole life, does the same. He manipulates people's prejudices just as Hitler did. A Jew who supports that is an embarrassment to the six million who were victims of the very same bigotry. Shame on Kraft.

BillWilliams
BillWilliams

We DO need social justice in America!! 72% of the players in the NBA are men of color. 99% of the players in the National Hockey League are white men. The percentage of people in a pro sports league should equal the percentage of their race in the American population. So that means that 50% of the players in the NBA should be white. 12% of the people in the NHL should be people of color. It doesn't matter what talent level pro athletes have: even if they've never shot a basketball or a hockey puck, what counts is that we be FAIR.

Chris Mitchell
Chris Mitchell

Popovich is absolutely correct here if you make the incorrect assumptions. Donating to Trump isn't supporting him or his policies, it's an investment. The Trump administration is for sale. It's the most corrupt and "buyable" administration we have ever seen and if you want access you have to buy it. That's what these owners did. They bought access which will allow them to profit later in whatever way they need to. It's transactional plain and simple. And, these NFL owners didn't donate to his campaign, they donated to his Inaugural committee. Once again, that's buying access to Trump for future influence. It is not supporting him or his policies. It's essentially bribing him.

Kerryd33
Kerryd33

Pop and LeBron racist I can't believe anyone believes that.

Kerryd33
Kerryd33

I believe the point pop was trying to make is. If you support a racist, it's hard to believe you care about social injustice.

zito
zito

Popovich seems to forget the United States is a Constitutional Republic and a person in a Constitutional republic has the right to vote or donate to any candidate and does not need a communist to lecture him how to vote or who to donate!! Stick to your basketball and leave politics to real people not phonies like you!!!!!!


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