New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick won’t be winning a Super Bowl ring this year nor will he be adding a Presidential Medal Of Freedom to his trophy case.
Joining the parade of those who have supported President Trump but have turned their back on him during the typhoon of media-generated hysteria over last week’s events in the nation’s capital, Belichick has snubbed the prestigious award that he was to receive from the POTUS.
The six-time Super Bowl winner snubbed Trump in a letter that was pounced on by the vicious media that now smells blood in the water and is moving in for the kill.
According to Belichick:
“One of the most rewarding things in my professional career took place in 2020 when, through the great leadership within our team, conversations about social justice, equality, and human rights moved to the forefront and became actions. Continuing those efforts while remaining true to the people, team, and county I love outweigh the benefits of any individual award.”
Had he accepted the honor, the firestorm would have been nuclear in a league that in 2020, unconditionally surrendered to Colin Kaepernick and Black Lives Matter.
Via The Associated Press, “Belichick won’t get Presidential Medal of Freedom after all”:
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick announced Monday night that he will not accept the Presidential Medal of Freedom, saying “remaining true to the people, team and country I love outweigh the benefits of any individual award.”
In a delicately worded, one-paragraph statement, the six-time Super Bowl-winning coach did not say explicitly that he had turned down the offer from President Donald Trump, whom he has called a friend. Instead, Belichick explained, “the decision has been made not to move forward with the award” in the wake of last week’s deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol.
A White House official said on Sunday, four days after the riots, that Trump would be awarding Belichick the nation’s highest civilian honor — part of a late flurry of presentations that also included golfers Annika Sorenstam, Gary Player and the late Babe Zaharias.
Sorenstam and Player accepted their awards in a private ceremony the day after Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Five people died in the mayhem, including U.S. Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick. Belichick was to be honored on Thursday.
“I was flattered … out of respect for what the honor represents and admiration for prior recipients,” the coach said in a statement, which was forwarded to The Associated Press by the Patriots.
“Subsequently, the tragic events of last week occurred and the decision has been made not to move forward with the award. Above all, I am an American citizen with great reverence for our nation’s values, freedom and democracy. I know I also represent my family and the New England Patriots team.”
Belichick who has been likened to a grumpy lobster boat captain had a rough year as the Patriots missed the playoffs for the first time since 2008 and finished with the team’s first losing record in two decades after superstar quarterback jumped ship to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The next phase in the propaganda war against Trump will be the erasure of all of the good that he did during a historic term when he sent shockwaves through a corrupt establishment that is now exacting its terrible revenge.