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USA Today Attacks Heisman Trophy Winner for ‘Offensive Tweets,’ Internet Defends Player

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Within hours of winning the Heisman Trophy, college football’s highest honor, the recipient of the award was attacked by hotel tabloid USA Today over four Tweets described has “homophobic,” sent when the player was 14 and 15 years old.

“As of early Sunday morning, four offensive tweets using an anti-gay slur remained active on the Heisman winner’s account,” said USA Today in a Tweet, linking to a story about Oklahoma University’s Kyler Murray.

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Murray used the word “queer” in six separate Tweets between 2011 and 2012, seven and eight years ago, respectively, when he was a child. For that, he was shamed by USA Today on the biggest night of his life and goaded into an apology. Consequently – and rightfully – the internet stepped in to defend Murray.

“Can someone organize a boycott of USA Today?” asked AEI Scholar and modern feminism critic Christina Hoff Sommers.

“Instead of using this young man’s accomplishments and story as inspiration for other young athletes, you attempt to ruin him by focusing on a small mistake he made as a teenager on social media. This is why people feel like the media is their enemy,” said Twitter user @dfresh2001.

“And this is why your paper is given away at hotels, and people still don’t read it,” said Twitter user @griff_golf.

The original USA Today tweet received only about 400 retweets, while it garnered more than 7,000 responses, mostly in defense of Murray.

The upstanding young man was also drafted 9th overall by Major League Baseball’s Oakland Athletics in the 2018 draft, and will reportedly head to Athletics spring training in 2019.

His future is likely brighter than that of USA Today. 

 

 

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WATCH: President Trump Kicks off Daytona 500 After Taking Lap In Presidential Limousine

President Trump served as grand marshal of the festivities.

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President Trump kicked off the Daytona 500 NASCAR race in Florida on Sunday, serving as grand marshal of the event and taking a lap around the racetrack in a new state-of-the-art presidential limousine before the start of the race.

Drivers could be heard discussing the president’s motorcade, being a witness to an exciting spectacle in which the formation of vehicles was on display for potentially millions of Americans on a world-famous racetrack.

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The limousine is the newest iteration of the official presidential vehicle. Nicknamed “the Beast,” it’s equipped with state-of-the-art security features to protect the president from any bodily harm. Certainly admirers of beautiful cars would be intrigued to get a first-hand look at the unprecedented American engineering involved in its creation.

It’s traditional for the race’s grand marshal to officially kick off the race with the command for the drivers to start their engines.

Daytona International speedway, we love our country… Gentlemen, start your engines!”

The President even expressed his wish to participate as a driver in the great American sporting tradition.

At least one liberal journo has taken to opportunity to trash the Daytona 500 on the event of the President’s participation, revealing their contempt for the blue-collar Americans who largely form the fanbase of NASCAR.

President Trump has always been a fan of sporting events that coastal elites have sneered at, appearing at WWE events years before his political career.

The event all together appears to be a great American display of patriotism and national pride.

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