Legendary athlete Michael Jordan, one of the all-time greats when it comes to the sport of basketball, has remained relatively impartial to most political debates. That is until now.
While Jordan has never been one for public speaking and typically avoids expressing thoughts on political matters, he could not remain silent in the face of Donal Trump’s verbal attack on black athletes, including those in the NBA.
No longer able to stand by as the president pushes his divisive agenda, Jordan stood up against the hatred, delivering a powerful message for Donald Trump in a recent interview with the Charlotte Observer.
“One of the fundamental rights this country is founded on was freedom of speech, and we have a long tradition of nonviolent, peaceful protest, those who exercise the right to peacefully express themselves should not be demonized or ostracized,” Jordan said.
The basketball former star said that “players should not be fired simply because they are exercising their freedom as Americans”. He then went on to slam Trump saying that he is “trying to “play the boss when he should be a man willing to work with the people.”