Foreman, 68, was on the “Offended America” podcast and said that that people like Kaepernick, who refuse to stand for the national anthem, are just looking for attention.
“I love the United States,” Foreman said. “They [Kevin Durant and Colin Kaepernick] haven’t been brought up with people who were patriotic.”
He added, “A lot of people died so that they can have that privilege.”
OK, so we know why he has a problem with Colin Kaepernick, but what did Kevin Durant do or say that rubbed him the wrong way? Nothing other than recently saying he would not go to the White House if the NBA champion Golden State Warriors are invited.
“I don’t respect who’s in office right now,” was Durant’s quote.
Of course, Foreman didn’t think that was very patriotic Durant because, in his day, athletes were appreciative of the privileges to which they had been born (whatever that means).
“We came in the era we were patriotic. The greatest day of my life was when I put on the colors, representing the United States,” he said, referencing his time competing in the Olympics.
Foreman finally let the podcast’s listeners in on why he’s such a fan of Donald Trump. Back when he was going through bankruptcy, Trump helped him by sponsoring a Pay-Per-View fight in 1991.
Trump is “a good president,” says his fan, George Foreman.
The UFC also could lose its dream matchup between Jones and former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar. The superstars both appeared eager to meet next year in a heavyweight fight that would be among the biggest events in the UFC’s history.
“It’s not over yet,” White said. “He’s got to go through the (legal) process. Maybe there was something crazy that happened for this stuff to get into his system. So I don’t know.”
USADA administers the UFC’s doping policy. The California State Athletic Commission also has jurisdiction over Jones’ test.
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