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Chris Long Rants at People Criticizing Him For Not Visiting The White House

by: Black Adam Schefter On  Friday, February 17, 2017

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Last Friday, New England Patriots DE Chris Long explained why he isn’t going to the White House after the team won Super Bowl 51.

“I’m just not doing it,” Long said, according to Zack Cox of NESN. “I’ve got plenty of serious political reasons that probably don’t belong on this show, but I’m just not doing it. America’s an awesome country, man. Everybody knows that. That’s why I have this choice.”

Long says he’s received a pretty mixed reaction from people.

“I heard everything from ‘Great job’ (to) condescending ‘great jobs’ – like, ‘Oh, I’m surprised that you’re smart’ – to ‘Hey, you shook my dad’s hand on Veterans Day and thanked him for his service. I wish you hadn’t done that,’” Long said on the podcast. “… I was like, ‘Dude, did you not hear Donald Trump talking about John McCain and POWs?’”

“If you really just hash it out and think in a little bit of nuance, I think you’ll understand why (I’m not going),” Long said.

On Thursday, Long took to Twitter and set off a series of tweets about the ‘dumb shit’ he’s heard from people criticizing his reasons for not going to the White House.

 



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