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Boxing legend George Foreman still has his counter-punch and it was on full display yesterday when he spoke during an interview on the “Offended America” podcast.
On the podcast, Foreman addressed former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and NBA star Kevin Durant.
Per Fox News:
The world’s most famous grill maker just grilled two of today’s most famous athletes.
George Foreman took down Colin Kaepernick and Kevin Durant on a podcast Monday, saying neither the football nor basketball star is patriotic.
Foreman went right after Kaepernick’s kneeling during the national anthem and Durant’s decision not to visit the White House after winning the NBA Championship:
Foreman, 68, spoke out on the “Offended America” podcast, offering that those who refuse to stand for the national anthem, like Kaepernick, 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.”
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The boxing legend explains that he grew up in a different era than the modern athletes:
Foreman said all athletes during his heyday were appreciative of the privileges to which they had been born.
“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.
The former boxer also said during the podcast that he credits Trump for helping him out of his bankruptcy by sponsoring a Pay-Per-View fight in 1991.