The winter Olympics is just around the corner and we’re already learning that the games aren’t going to go happen without being an anti-Trump affair. These athletes should have taken not of the devastating impact mixing politics with sports had on the National Football League, but instead decided to ruin it for themselves and everyone else. Heading off the anti-Trump attacks is the 33-year-old Gold Medalist skier, Lindsey Vonn. It’s didn’t take Vonn too long to receive her “prize” for disrespecting the president. Just a few short hours after refusing to represent the president of the country she’s competing for, she got the worst news of her career.
It’s strange how athletes have no problem using Trump to bring attention to themselves by making such bold public statements, for how much they hate him. What’s even odder, is that they never seem to learn their lesson and can’t stop themselves from slandering him, regardless of the massive ramifications. The latest “victim” of this stupidity is Vonn who just got what she earned when she opened her mouth and said, “Well, I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the president,” according to CNN.
Vonn just slipped down the biggest downward slope of her career that’s become all too familiar in the sports industry. Just like sponsors in the NFL fled in droves after major profit losses caused by protesting players, this Olympian is starting to feel the pain of making divisive statements where they don’t belong. After doubling down on her tasteless remark by adding, “I want to represent our country well,” Vonn explained. “I don’t think that there are a lot of people currently in our government that do that,” one of her biggest sponsors realized what a liability to their business she is.
Fans are already responding to the comments in the same way they did to the National Anthem kneelers in the NFL. A trending hashtag #BoycottUnderArmour has already picked up a lot of steam since she made her anti-Trump statements. We’ve already seen that this is more than words. Pro-Trump Americans will adamantly stand by our president and do exactly as they say they will – boycott a brand, a sport, an event, and anything else that condones anti-American attitudes.
“She is washed up and unlikely to even make the team. Attention seeking snowflake just like so many other social media stars. When she fails she’ll blame being bullied, and probably
@realDonaldTrump as the reason #BoycottRedBull #BoycottUnderAmour #lindseyvonn @lindseyvonn,” one Twitter user posted on the social site.