Boxing legend George Foreman leveled a knock out blow to former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and others who don’t value the “privilege” of patriotism.
The former world heavyweight boxing champion took down Kaepernick and NBA star Kevin Durant for attention seeking instead of being grateful during an “Offended America” podcast on Monday.
“I love the United States. I love the flag. But there are a lot of people who haven’t found that reason. They don’t strive,” Foreman said.
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“They haven’t been brought up with people who were patriotic to even point them in the right direction,” he said, referring to Durant, who recently said he would not visit the White House with the NBA champion Golden State Warriors to meet President Trump, and Kaepernick who has been in the headlines for kneeling during the national anthem.
“A lot of people died so that they can have that privilege,” the 68 year-old added, calling these and like-minded athletes “sore losers” for their behavior.
Supporters of the former 49ers quarterback gathered outside the NFL’s New York City headquarters on Wednesday demanding Kaepernick be signed by a team before the start of the National Football League’s new season, claiming he is being blacklisted.
Foreman recalled a tine when patriotism meant something to athletes like himself.
“We came in the era we were patriotic. The greatest day of my life was when I put on my colors, representing the United States in the Olympics,” the former boxer said, recalling his Olympic gold medal win in 1968.
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Now a successful entrepreneur, Foreman praised Trump and credited him with helping him out of his bankruptcy. Trump sponsored the Pay-Per-View fight in 1991 when Foreman came out of retirement and challenged Evander Holyfield for the title in Atlantic City.
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“I was broke, too. Bankrupt,” Foreman said. “But [Trump] put me back. He was part of writing those checks so I could be back on the wealthy side again. So I’ll always be grateful to the entrepreneur Donald Trump. And now President Donald Trump. He’s a good President. A lot of people don’t like him, but evidently more do, because he was elected President of the United States.”