If there is anything that could be more embarrassing for the Philadelphia Eagles, than the spectacle of not taking the ceremonial visit to the White House, it’s the blasting they got from UFC Champion Colby Covington. They certainly were reminded how stupid their snubbing of POTUS was, and in classics style.
After taking down Rafael Dos Anjos in a unanimous decision in Saturday night’s bout, Covington took the microphone to taunt the Eagles, and maybe even some of the liberal fans in the Chicago audience at the city’s United Center arena, the Washington Times said.
“I’m going to do what a real American should do. I’m bringing this belt to the White House, and I’m putting it on Donald Trump’s desk,” he said immediately after the decision was announced. Some of the Chicago fans booed after his proclamation.
The trash-talking fighter continued his exclamations about visiting the White House in several subsequent interviews.
In a post-fight presser, Colby reiterated his White House comments saying, “I told everybody I was going to make the welterweight division great again,” adding, “A real American should … Unlike the Filthadelphia Eagles disrespecting our flag and kneeling for the national anthem.”
I think I like this guy. He says what’s on his mind and in the face of great accomplishment, his first thought was to honor/respect his country.