Herschel Walker was a beast on the football field, but these days rather than talk about football, he’s all about talking politics.
Walker defended the current President during a speech at the Republican National Convention on Monday.
The former NFL superstar running back praised President Trump’s character, and defended his call for professional athletes to stand for the national anthem.
“Just because someone loves and respects the flag, our National Anthem, and our country doesn’t mean they don’t care about social justice. I care about all of those things, and so does Donald Trump,” Walker said. “He shows how much he cares about social justice and the Black community through his actions. And his actions speak louder than any stickers or slogans on a jersey.”
Walker said it “hurts my soul” when critics accuse the president of racism.
“People who think that don’t know what they are talking about. Growing up in the Deep South, I have seen racism up close. I know what it is. And it isn’t Donald Trump,” Walker said.
The former running back for the Dallas Cowboys, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants says sports and politics should be separate.
But we know that’s next to impossible.