For years now, there has been a heavy focus on the politics of athletes here in the United States, likely thanks to Colin Kaepernick and his kneeling during the playing of the National Anthem during his final season in the NFL.
From that flashpoint onward, we have found ourselves smothered in athletes’ opinions on the White House, President Trump, and the nation as a whole.
These days, it is unlikely to find a championship team who, upon being invited to visit the White House, will attend quietly, contently, and without controversy. There are always an athlete or two with something to say, often for no other reason than to make a statement.
That isn’t the case with Head Coach Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Kansas City Chiefs have won Super Bowl LIV and head coach Andy Reid will no longer be criticized for not being able to win the big one. Reid can now celebrate after a long season, but will he and the Chiefs do some celebrating with President Donald Trump? During his press conference on Monday, Reid was asked about visiting the White House and he said if the team gets invited, he’ll be there.
“I mean, I’ll be there,” Reid said. “If they’re inviting us, I’ll be there. It’s quite an honor.”
As for Reid’s championship squad, the verdict is still out as to who’ll be attending any planned visits to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.