Patrick Mahomes and KC Chiefs coach break silence on demonized teammate’s speech

Embattled Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker has been demonized by leftists for the high crime of expressing his Christian faith but two of his most high-profile teammates have his back.

Both Chiefs head coach Andy Reid and superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes defended the three-time Super Bowl winner over remarks made during his recent commencement address at a Catholic college.

At a Wednesday press conference, the two men were asked by reporters about Butker’s comments in which he was critical of President Joe Biden’s abortion policies and the “degenerate cultural values” championed by his administration, igniting a firestorm as activists and the media exploded.

“Everybody is from different areas, different religions, different races, and so we all get along, we all respect each other’s opinions,” Reid told reporters.

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“It’s a great thing about America, man,” he said. “And we’re just, like I said, a microcosm of that and my wish is that everybody could kind of follow that.”

“I don’t think he was speaking ill to women, but he has his opinions and we all respect that. I let you guys in this room and you have a lot of opinions that I don’t like,” he added, referring to the media.

“What makes the locker room so cool is you’re able to have those discussions and become better and make those decisions for yourself,” said Mahomes, who has won three rings with Butker. “Even though there’s vast differences as far as those speeches happening at the same time, you get to talk to guys and get knowledge and you make your own decisions at the end of the day.

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“That’s what makes this country so great is that you’re able to get as much knowledge as you can, and then you make your own decisions,” he added.

“There are certain values that some people emphasize more than others. There are certain things I don’t necessarily agree with,” the Super Bowl MVP said. “I know what kind of person he is. I’m going to look at that first.”

The savagery unleashed on Butker has had a ripple effect throughout the NFL which denounced the remarks as not being compatible with the league’s diversity agenda.

“I think you do have to open the eyes of the players to their platform if they’re new to the situation,” Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel told reporters this week.

“I think you have to understand that what you say publicly can be fragmented and last with you forever. I really emphasize that whatever you’re going to say, you better believe it. You just try to educate people to understand the consequences of whatever they do. They have the freedom of choice, and if they want to go that direction, go right ahead,” McDaniel said, according to NBC Sports.

Nothing from Travis Kelce yet. So far Taylor Swift’s love chunk has been silent on the matter and internet rumors that he threatened to quit the team unless Butker was booted have been debunked as being satirical.

Former ESPN co-host Michelle Beadle is one of those in the media who has taken great exception with Butker’s free speech.

“As a woman, I think everything he said was garbage. I think when you hide hateful thoughts and feelings and bigotry behind the quote unquote cloak of religion, I tend to roll my eyes and stop listening,” Beadle said on a recent edition of her “Over the Top” podcast.

“But I think the fact that there were women in that audience that were not OK. I mean, granted, there were some that clearly were, but some that weren’t that have come out since and said, what the hell, dude? We just worked our asses off for years. And you’re gonna come in here and tell us that’s all cute and stuff, but what you’re really gonna wanna do is get married and have babies,” she said. “Then you’ll feel important. Like go f**k yourself.”

“And by the way, it’s also my freedom of speech to say, go f**k yourself, Harrison Butker. That’s my freedom. I can do that,” Beadle added.

Chris Donaldson

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