It’s no secret that two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback John Elway is a Republican, but he’s never done or said anything to egregiously tout his political beliefs. However, when he tweeted two little words this week it was enough to send liberals over the edge.
On Wednesday, Elway – who is the executive vice president of football operations and general manager for the Denver Broncos – tweeted that rumors of the Broncos’ interest in outside quarterbacks were “fake news”:
Rumor of us being interested in anyone other than the QBs we have is another example of irresponsible, fake news!!
— John Elway (@johnelway) August 9, 2017
Many believed Elway was alluding specifically to exiled quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who remains unemployed after staging divisive on-field protests during the 2016 season. And the liberals of Twitter just couldn’t handle it:
just say it’s wrong. calling it “fake news” just makes intelligent people think it’s true https://t.co/pr5wwM5qGz
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) August 9, 2017
Did you just go full Trump? I’ll drop this franchise after 34 years if you start mixing politics in with football. Dems are fans too.
— (((Dileep Rao))) (@leepers500) August 9, 2017
Good way to lose fans.
— Chris Nemlich (@ChrisNemlich) August 9, 2017
You wanna know how to lose me as a lifelong Bronco fan and season ticket holder? Start mixing politics with sports and I’m out Mr. Elway.
— Adam (@aburke9580) August 9, 2017
The crippling irony of the liberal outrage here is that I’m willing to bet the people who are threatening to turn their backs on the Broncos are the same people who support Kaepernick – who mixed politics and sports to a far greater extent than Elway ever has. But of course those same people will probably also tell you that Elway is on the wrong side of history, and therefore has no room to get political.
I don’t think anyone should mix politics and sports, either, but come on, Twitter. Your hypocrisy is showing.
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