Coach Shuts Down Reporters Over Trump Questions

With election fever still burning, reporters berated a football coach over his congratulatory letter to President Elect Donald Trump. The coach made it clear: his business is football, not politics.

Coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots endorsed Donald Trump, the Republican nominee, for president as the election drew near. Trump himself announced the endorsement, reading a letter penned by Belichick at a New Hampshire rally. Some sources suggested the letter was a fake.

During a press conference on Wednesday, the day after Trump won the election, reporters flooded Belichick with questions about is support of Trump. Belichick said he did support Trump, but the stoic coach has no intention of getting political. He made it clear that politics is not his game.

“I’ve received a number of inquiries relative to a note that I wrote to Donald on Monday. Our friendship goes back many years, and I think anybody that’s spent more than five minutes with me knows that I’m not a political person. My comments are not politically motivated. I have a friendship and loyalty to Donald," said Belichick in a statement to the press.

Belichick says he's also friends with Secretary of State John Kerry. Friendship and loyalty transcend political parties to the coach.

"I write hundreds of notes and letters every month. Doesn’t mean that I agree with every single thing that every person thinks about politics or religion or other subjects. But I have multiple friendships, they’re important to me, and that’s what that was about," he concluded.

Reporters who pressed him on the issue only got the answer, "Seattle... Seattle... Seattle."

Pro-football has suffered as more and more players joined in political protests on the field. Belichick's determination not to mix sports with politics is a refreshing change.

Source: IJ Review

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