The President of the United States (still in office), Donald trump has received a new door slammed by the North American sport. The president sent an invitation to the head coach of New England Patriots, Bill belichick to present him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The legendary coach of the NFL has rejected the proposal through a statement.
The Presidential Medal of Freedom is a recognition granted by the White House to personalities who have made contributions of great impact in the country. In the presidency of Donald trump, there have been several characters from the world of sports who have received the award. Now the North American presidency has invited the most winning coach in the history of the NFL (6 rings), and they have received a strong response.
Bill Belichick statement
ESPN has released the statement rejecting Bill belichick at the invitation of Trump. “Recently, I was offered the opportunity to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, so I was flattered out of respect for what the honor and admiration for previous recipients represents. Subsequently, the tragic events of last week occurred and the decision has been made not to proceed 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 team of New England Patriots. One of the most rewarding things in my career took place in 2020 when, through great leadership within our team, conversations about social justice, equality and human rights came to the fore and turned into action »added the head coach of the Patriots.
The coach assured that he prefers to be faithful to his ideals and the culture of the Patriots to receive the decoration from the hand of the president himself, Donald trump. “Continuing these efforts while remaining faithful to the people, the team, and the country I love, outweighs the benefits of any individual award,” concludes the statement from Bill belichick.
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