NFL star Chris Long is not having FOX News’ Laura Ingraham’s criticism of NBA star LeBron James.
Ingraham was all worked up over James’ comments about Donald Trump, so she spent some time talking about why he should “stick to sports,” the old, tired tagline that people use when they don’t like what athletes have to say.
“I’m numb to this commentary. Must they run their mouths like that? Unfortunately, a lot of kids and some adults take these ignorant comments seriously. Look, there might be a cautionary lesson in LeBron for kids,” Ingraham complained on air.
“This is what happens when you attempt to leave high school a year early to join the NBA. And it’s always unwise to seek political advice from someone who gets paid $100 million a year to bounce a ball. Oh and LeBron and Kevin? You’re great players but no one voted for you. Millions elected Trump to be their coach. So keep the political commentary to yourself. Or as someone once said, shut up and dribble.”
Well, Long was ready to fire back and he had plenty of ammunition.
The Philadelphia Eagles defensive end took to Twitter to highlight the hypocrisy of Ingraham’s comments based on some of the very guests FOX News has had on their network.
“I’m sure the network she works for has interviewed a bunch of athletes, just couldn’t find the screenshots quickly,” he wrote. “The point is, what’s the prerequisite for who can talk politics? So, Fox News folks who agree with Laura… you okay with these segments?
“And if you reply ‘stick to sports,’ you should probably tune of out Fox News because they’ve got karate guys talking climate change on there. (Which I’m cool with… it’s his right.) Unless it’s just about you needing to feel like you’ve got control of athletes like Lebron.”
Here are some of the guests FOX News has had that Chris Long called out:
Poor Laura never had a chance. Never change, Chris Long.
You can check out Ingraham’s full comments below:
‘Shut up and dribble’ — Fox News’s Laura Ingraham to LeBron and Kevin Durant after their criticism of President Trump pic.twitter.com/0BlokQDIIl
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 16, 2018