On Monday, a former NFL defensive lineman decided to jump into the United States/Iran debacle, possibly escalating tensions even more.
Albert Haynesworth — who played for the Tennessee Titans up to 2011 — posted a photo on Instagram of the White House, which was circled in red and had a large arrow pointing to the home of President Donald Trump.
Above the White House and outside the red square, he wrote “Unaffiliated.”
“@Iran if you are going to attack the United States well here is a picture for you! #justtryingtohelp us folks that aren’t starting wars,” he said in the Instagram post’s caption.
Here’s a screenshot of the post, should it be removed in the future:
President Trump has railed on numerous NFL players, particularly former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, after the kneeling controversy began in 2017.
Kaepernick spoke out against Trump’s strike on Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani on Sunday, saying in a tweet, “There is nothing new about American terrorist attacks against Black and Brown people for the expansion of American imperialism.”
In another tweet, he added, “America has always sanctioned and besieged Black and Brown bodies both at home and abroad. America militarism is the weapon wielded by American imperialism, to enforce its policing and plundering of the non white world.”
Additionally, this posting by Haynesworth comes hours after it was discovered that comedian George Lopez wrote “We’ll do it for half” in response to the news that Iran put an $80 million bounty on the president.
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