This NFL owner just stepped in it with his attack on Trump
Most NFL team owners have tried to stop their players from protesting the national anthem.
They know it’s costing them fans and crushing their bottom line.
But one NFL owner just stepped in it with what he said about Trump and the anthem protesters.
The Carolina Panthers were recently purchased by hedge fund manager David Tepper.
Their last owner was ousted after being wrapped up in #MeToo allegations.
So the new owner is going on a social justice warrior rampage to distance himself.
In a recent interview Tepper bashed the president while refusing to utter Donald Trump’s name.
The Charlotte Observer reports:
New Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper said it’s “dead wrong” to accuse NFL players of being unpatriotic should they choose to protest during the national anthem.
In an interview with CNBC’s Scott Wapner Thursday in Pittsburgh, Tepper was careful not to mention outright the name of President Donald Trump, who routinely slams NFL players who protest police brutality and racism during the national anthem. Kneeling during the anthem is a practice started by former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick at the start of the 2016 season.
“It’s the biggest pile of bull-dingy ever. These are some of the most patriotic people and best people. These are great young men,” Tepper told CNBC. “It just makes me so aggravated and angry. OK? It’s just wrong. It’s just dead wrong.”
Tepper responded that there’s “a red-headed guy in D.C. that likes to talk about it. But I don’t want to mention his name right now.” Wapner pressed the issue further, coaxing Tepper with “everybody knows who you’re talking about.”
“Well I don’t know — Howdy Doody, who is that?”
Tepper went on to note that “justice for all,” is what fans should be focusing on.
Tepper is a never-Trumper to his core.
In 2016 he donated $750,000 to a Super PAC supporting John Kasich.
That was after his $250,000 “investment” in low-energy Jeb Bush’s Super PAC petered out.
He’s even donated to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
Clearly he is upset that all of the money he is throwing into politics isn’t paying off.
So he’s taking it out on President Trump by siding with the anthem-proteting players.