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Internet BLASTS Sports Illustrated’s New Cover On Athlete Protests (PIC + TWEETS)
It was not even remotely shocking to see Sports Illustrated take a more political approach to their most recent cover, what with all that’s been happening between Donald Trump and the NFL over the past few days.
Their October 2 issue, which was just recently released, features a cover with some of the most popular names in sports, all linking arms in front of an American flag.
Check it out:
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) September 26, 2017
If Sports Illustrated thought they were going to release a cover like this and not hear it from the public, they were wrong.
Here’s a look at how social media reacted:
Narrator: No it’s not. https://t.co/hQSiqbfs1K
— Jake R. (@jaker1419) September 26, 2017
That new SI cover is missing something but i cant put my finger on it pic.twitter.com/E8huCwv7WO
— Been had (@OGFlash) September 26, 2017
20% of players in the NFL took a knee and over 70% of Americans disagree with the action altogether. Seems like SI got this one backwards. https://t.co/ypsoovUGNq
— EZ (@ezezemzezez) September 26, 2017
They put no thought into this mess. https://t.co/uh9yZzxjBu
— Brittney (@BrittBeBOOMIN) September 26, 2017
Oh great now the SI cover jinx is going to come after America. https://t.co/Rr94kuSjzU
— Matt Baker (@heyitsmattbaker) September 26, 2017
I remember when Sports Illustrated illustrated sports
— Chris Burkhart (@c9salt) September 26, 2017
Colin Kaepernick is nowhere to be seen on this cover, but Roger Goodell gets a front-row spot? https://t.co/qwm5fXFfb7
— Scott Bixby (@scottbix) September 26, 2017
I wonder how Curry feels about SI photoshopping him to look as if he linked arms with Roger https://t.co/xn2VOxZ7PT
— LAL Madridista (@LAL_Madridista) September 26, 2017
— Bucklebee (@taterpie) September 26, 2017
Sports Illustrated’s new cover honors sports protests — but leaves out the man who started it all https://t.co/H1uo9eS2FL
— Vox (@voxdotcom) September 26, 2017
seriously, who signed off on this? this was SUCH a bad idea. ROG IS ON THE FRONT ROW. pic.twitter.com/ZZom09wEIX
— El Flaco (@bomani_jones) September 26, 2017
The Revolution will be Marginalized… Rog in front and Michael Bennett in the back. How fitting. And why is Aaron Rodgers on there?
— Catch Boyardi (@Catchbundy) September 26, 2017