The Arizona Cardinals are currently getting roasted and deservedly so.
On Monday night, President Trump officially nominated Brett Kavanaugh as his choice to be the new Supreme Court Justice.
Then, the Arizona Cardinals’ official Twitter account decided to posted this:
“I’ve known him for more than 37 years.”
Cardinals President Michael Bidwill attended high school with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.https://t.co/LotJ1xqSWp
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) July 10, 2018
The team’s president, Michael Bidwill showed his public support for the SCOTUS nominee, revealing that he has known Kavanaugh since they went to high school together at Georgetown prep in Washington D.C.
There’s nothing wrong with Bidwill publicly supporting Kavanaugh or any politician for that matter but to do so using the team’s official Twitter account?
Well, it led to some backlash:
A professional sports team is backing a political appointment but votes to deny players the right to exercise their social and political voices. Gross.
— Exavier Pope (@exavierpope) July 10, 2018
The hypocrisy of owners having political opinions but players not being allowed to have an opinion on people of color getting murdered is incredible.
— Chris (@KingChrisTheGr8) July 10, 2018
Hey remember when owners were adamant that politics should be kept out of the NFL? Or does that only count when black players do it?
— coreyspring (@coreyspring) July 10, 2018
— The Blk Man of Steel (@SupermanHopkins) July 10, 2018
Stick to getting DUIs, @AZCardinals.
— Todd Muncy (@themunson) July 10, 2018
Dis tweet gonna look good in @Kaepernick7‘s court documents.
— Travon Free (@Travon) July 10, 2018
WHOA BUDDY IS THIS POLITICS IN *MY* NFL
— Collin Sext Messages (@Ryan_Mourton) July 10, 2018
“Stay out of politics!” said many who opposed Colin Kaepernick’s stance for civil rights and justice.
Funny how the narrative quickly changed when an NFL owner wanted to voice his support for Brett Kavanaugh. #JudgeKavanaugh
— Neale (@AbeFroman) July 10, 2018
Hey, wait. I thought we were supposed to keep politics out of sport?
— Rum Doodle (@rumdoodle) July 10, 2018
Post this from your personal account Bidwell. You’re alienating many fans who support the team but don’t care about your politics or your support of Justices. Your players would agree I’m sure, since they have been denied their freedom to protest social issues. Be better Bidwell
— Judge (@DatGuyJudge) July 10, 2018
So players need to keep politics out of football. But owners….
— Kris Wood (@kriswood) July 10, 2018
There’s over 1,000 replies to the Tweet and many more are pouring in as we speak..