After violence at Capitol, nationalists mentor Belichick refuses presidential medal
New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick, who had been relied upon to get the Presidential Medal of Freedom in the not so distant future, has rather declined the honor, refering to a week ago’s savagery at the Capitol.
“Recently I was offered the opportunity to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which I was flattered by out of respect for what the honor represents and admiration for prior recipients,” the six-time Super Bowl legend and early Trump ally said in an assertion revealed the National Football League late Monday.
“Subsequently, the tragic events of last week occurred and the decision has been made not to move forward with the award.”
“Above all, I am an American citizen with great reverence for our nation’s values, freedom and democracy. I know I also represent my family and the New England Patriots team,” the assertion read.
The president declared he would give Belichick the country’s most noteworthy non military personnel honor this week, days after supportive of Trump dissenters raged into the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
Trump had been required to present the honor at the White House on Thursday.
Belichick and the president have known each other for quite a long time. Trump, at a meeting before his 2016 political race triumph, even read a “letter of praise” from the New England lead trainer.
Belichick’s choice to decay the honor at the White House is one more hit to an undeniably disconnected Trump, who has seen a rush of top counsels leave lately, likewise refering to the brutality.
The president’s office didn’t promptly reacted to the mentor’s declaration.
In his assertion, Belichick’s said that quite possibly the most remunerating encounters in his 46 years with the NFL, 21 with the Patriots, was the point at which the group started transparently examining and tending to imbalance and social equity gives this season.
“Continuing those efforts while remaining true to the people, team and country I love outweigh the benefits of any individual award,” he said.
Massachusetts Democrat Rep. Jim McGovern said called for Belichick to decay the honor.
“Bill Belichick should do the right thing and say, ‘No thanks,’,” McGovern said. He