It catches some people by surprise when someone affiliated, past or present, with the NFL speaks in support of President Trump. However, NFL all-time great running back and civil rights activist Jim Brown has never shied away from giving his stamp of approval for the president.
Brown went on the “JT The Brick Show” on Fox Sports Radio on Tuesday, and the topic of Trump’s criticism of the NFL players protesting during the national anthem came up. The Hall of Famer made his position very clear.
Here’s audio of Brown’s comments:
As you could hear, Brown held the very responsible view of, ‘Criticize the president when applicable, but be fair to the man.’ That seems perfectly reasonable.
The following is part of what Brown said:
I should be criticizing Trump on every level because he does certain things that call for criticism. But when I look at television I see all these announcers become experts and they're pointing the fingers and they're not doing a doggone thing but pointing their fingers, I find myself really pulling for the president.
Now, that would make me very unpopular in the black community, very unpopular with a lot of Americans. But, I think that there are certain good things that are coming out of this Presidency because we've never seen anything like it.
You really can’t dispute what Brown said. Every president has been and will be worthy of criticism. But, you also have to give the man credit when credit is due. That’s a fair point of view. Don’t slam the president just because the person you voted for didn’t win. That’s called a sore loser.
This wasn’t the first time Brown has been outspoken about Trump. Brown threw CNN’s Brooke Baldwin for a loop shortly after Trump was elected.
Take a look:
Brown’s answers sounded like someone with a lot of pride who wants all people to be treated fairly.
H/T: TMZ Sports