Football legend, John Elway, was first-round draft pick in 1983 Baltimore Colts and made it all the way to the NFL Hall of Fame in 2004.
Elway is currently the GM of his old team. The GM raised eyebrows when he voiced support for Trump Supreme Court pick Neil Gorsuch. Yesterday he tweeted using 2 words that sent twitter users into an absolute frenzy.
It all started whenColin Kaepernick was being turned away by one team after another. Several media outlets banded together to petition Denver to sign the controversial QB, who has become notoriously known for his national anthem protests.
Elway quickly put that rumor to bed:
Rumor of us being interested in anyone other than the QBs we have is another example of irresponsible, fake news!!
— John Elway (@johnelway) August 9, 2017
The Federalist’s Erielle Davidson followed up with some clarification:
In other words, the Broncos will not be guilted into signing Kaepernick. https://t.co/NgvbICon5f
— Erielle Davidson (@politicalelle) August 9, 2017
But it was too late…
You wanna know how to lose me as a lifelong Bronco fan and season ticket holder? Start mixing politics with sports and I'm out Mr. Elway.
— Adam (@aburke9580) August 9, 2017
Did you just go full Trump? I'll drop this franchise after 34 years if you start mixing politics in with football. Dems are fans too.
— (((Dileep Rao))) (@leepers500) August 9, 2017
Oh Jesus. Elway is a trumptard?
— Joe (@Bananasandjoe) August 9, 2017
Oh no Elway met with the Russians too??
— Ryan Caulfield (@RCFieldo9874) August 9, 2017
Spoken like a true Trumptard. Can't wait for the @RAIDERS to force you back into the QB market.
— Matt Vogt (@MatthewWVogt) August 9, 2017
Leave political references out of sports please.
— Josh Henderson (@BurnabyJoeFan) August 9, 2017
Imagine that folks – Football with no politics:
Tell that to Kaepernick
— John Randazzo (@JohnnyRanz) August 9, 2017
Maybe that’s what Elway was hoping to accomplish by not signing the man whose political stunt is even being blamed by ESPN for the drop off in NFL viewership.
Do you agree with Elway or does it get under your skin when people mix football with politics?