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This past weekend the New England Patriots and Oakland Raiders had to play in Mexico City. Given all the extra travel and preparations involved in making that trip, not to mention an elevation more than 2,000 feet higher than Denver, it was a pretty big inconvenience. So you could understand why Pats coach Bill Belichick would be annoyed.
Unfortunately, during an interview with Boston’s WEEI on Monday, Belichick didn’t just complain about the extra travel or the elevation. He also complained that the NFL put the teams at risk of dying in a geological disaster.
“Players did a great job dealing with all the challenges that we had to deal with,” a typically sour Belichick told the Dale & Holly with Keefe show. “I think we’re fortunate there was no volcano eruptions, earthquakes or anything else while we were down there. I mean, you have two NFL franchises in an area that I don’t know how stable the geological plates that were below us [were], but nothing happened so that was good.”
You know, because if there had been any earthquakes or volcanic eruptions in Mexico over the weekend, the world would be most concerned about the two NFL franchises and not THE OTHER 8.9 MILLION PEOPLE WHO LIVE THERE.
Jesus F. Christ, dude. Over 200 Mexicans were killed in an earthquake just two months ago. I know being a d*ck is kind of your thing, but maybe try to be just a little more sensitive to these things?
Needless to say, a lot of people found Belichick’s remarks pretty distasteful. ESPN Mexico’s Poncho Vera called it “outrageous ignorance of a ‘genius’ in the NFL.”
Indignante ignorancia de un “genio” de la NFL… por eso hay que tomar a los deportes profesionales como lo que son: un espectáculo. pic.twitter.com/ptyhKPbvkm
— Poncho Vera (@ponchovpof) November 21, 2017
Others remarked that they feel the same relieve when they go to the United States and don’t get killed in a mass shooting:
Creo que también tengo suerte yo fui a Las Vegas y no me tocó balacera #Belichickputotramposo
— Dr. Ernesto Salgado (@ErnestoSalgado) November 21, 2017
Pero tiene razón, yo aplico la misma cuando voy a eeuu y digo fui aforunado de que no me tocara una balacera de algun loco.
— Mexikaner (@Mexikaner) November 21, 2017
And plenty of people complained in English, too:
— Ricardo Otero (@otero_rj) November 20, 2017
Hey @Patriots please tell Bill Belichick that we don’t want his ignorant, insensitive ass in Mexico anymore…
— El DJ (@alba_ricardo) November 21, 2017
I guess we know where Bill won’t be vacationing this winter.
Hat Tip – [Sports Illustrated]