New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is currently the longest-tenured NFL coach, a title which isn’t likely to fall anytime soon.
He has been coaching in the league for over 40 years, winning five Super Bowls since 2001 with the Pats.
Not long ago, Belichick wore a shirt that many – you’d have to assume on the left – weren’t thrilled with. They were offended.
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Patriots coach Bill Belichick goes full USA Patriot with controversial T Shirt. Good for you Coach pic.twitter.com/XR79thvUIn
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From Patriots Wire:
The image on the T-shirt shows an apparent American soldier chasing another solider, wearing a turban. The soldier wearing the turban is getting bit by a dog. VICE Sports reached out to the apparel company, “Life is Good,” to confirm they do not sell the shirt. They also do not intend to start selling the shirt.
Sales of the shirt are up, per Boston Herald:
The veteran selling the “Life is great” T-shirt donned by Patriots head coach Bill Belichick says he has seen a huge uptick in sales and plans to donate all the profits to the Navy SEAL Foundation.
From Vice Sports:
Pretty weird! Some might even say offensive. The Boston Herald reports that the shirt comes from the mind (sort of—more on that in a bit) of former Navy SEAL Jim Amann, who had been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan with his K9 partner, Rocky. He now runs a company that offers training and other goods and services for K9 units. You can buy the shirt on the company website for $18.95. “If you are a military K-9 handler,” the site reads, “then life is great! Celebrate the end of Osama Bin Laden with this T-shirt.”
Belichick supported Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election, via ESPN:
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick clarified his relationship with President-elect Donald Trump during a news conference Wednesday before launching into a rapid-fire series of one-word answers as he sought to move the conversation from politics to this weekend’s game with the Seattle Seahawks.
After opening his news conference with a two-minute homage to the Seahawks, saying “there’s no team or organization that I have more respect for,” he addressed Trump, who read a letter from Belichick at a campaign rally on election eve Monday in New Hampshire.
“I’ve received a number of inquiries relative to a note that I wrote Donald on Monday,” Belichick said. “Our friendship goes back many years.”
He continued: “I think anybody that has spent more than five minutes with me knows I’m not a political person. My comments are not politically motivated — the friendship and loyalty to Donald. A couple of weeks ago, we had Secretary of State [John] Kerry in our locker room [after a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers]. He’s another friend of mine. I can’t imagine two people with more different political views than those two. But to me, friendship and loyalty is just about that. It’s not about political or religious views.
“I write hundreds of letters and notes every month,” Belichick said. “It doesn’t mean I agree with every single thing that every person thinks about politics or religion or other subjects. But I have multiple friendships that are important to me, and that’s what that was about. So it’s not about politics. It’s about football. We have a huge game this week against a great football team, a great organization, and that’s where it all is going forward. On to Seattle.”
Once again, the left gets itself into a tizzy over absolutely nothing.