Anti-gun “reporters” swarmed this Red Sox slugger for his pro-gun statement
The national sports media will go to no end to shame professional athletes who disagree with them politically.
Their goal is to silence athletes who hold “non-PC” views while they laud Trump-haters like LeBron James and Black Lives Matter-supporting national anthem protesters.
But their plan backfired when they went after Boston Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez.
Martinez is one of the Red Sox best players and is vying for a Triple Crown (leading the league in batting average, RBI, and home runs) – a feat that has only happened one time in the past four decades.
But instead of asking him about his season, the media dug up a six year old social media post.
Martinez shared a post with a picture of Adolf Hitler with the quote, “To conquer a nation, First disarm its citizens.”
The baseball star captioned it, “This is why I will always stay strapped! #thetruth”
When the media got their hands on it they thought they would have a field day.
But Martinez refused to cave in and he shut them down brilliantly:
“I love my country. I love this country and I stand by the Constitution and I stand by the Second Amendment. It’s something that I take pride in. It’s something that I’ll back up.
“I don’t want this distraction. You guys are talking about something that happened six years ago. I posted it and that’s why I’m out here talking about it, but I’m worried about a championship. I’m worried about winning a championship. Everyone here has a right to their own political beliefs, and everybody has the right to stand by what they believe in. That’s what makes us American. We’re all not going to agree on the same things, but that’s what makes this country so great.”
Martinez is Cuban-American.
He stated, “most of my family was run out of Cuba by a brutal dictator.”
His story illustrates just how important our Second Amendment rights are.
The media thought they could push their anti-gun narrative after the recent shooting in Jacksonville.
But the American people aren’t buying it.
You can watch Martinez’ full response below:
— Scott Sullivan (@SullyBunz) August 28, 2018