What Washington Football Team quarterback Taylor Heinicke did yesterday was nothing short of incredible. The virtual no-name played the role of heavy underdog against Tom Brady and the Buccaneers, and he fought his ass off. Just when you thought Washington was finished, Heinicke would not go away.
The former XFL QB finished the playoff game 26/44 with 306 yards and a touchdown. He also led the Football Team with 46 rushing yards. Heinicke played himself into the hearts of fans all across the country. Unfortunately, he also appears to have some strong views when it comes to protests and the black lives matter movement.
“Heinicke, a known (Donald) Trump supporter’s feed, is filled with rightwing pro-MAGA tweets and liberal-bashing, especially over the turbulent last five months since the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. His likes show tweets criticizing protesters and rioters. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but everyone else is allowed to condemn a woefully ignorant view.
The backlash from his condescension can be a teachable moment. As his tweets garnered more attention, Heinicke stood firm in his position, even calling for a “civil and educated convo.” However, he wouldn’t listen to differing viewpoints in a back and forth with different Twitter users and was very defensive to being “canceled.”
Damn dog, Heineken hit Defund The Police wit the Spongebob meme pic.twitter.com/AEiF6oURdk
— Tyler R. Tynes (@TylerRickyTynes) January 10, 2021
Taylor Heinicke has called out the left for their inability to have a ‘civil educated convo’.
Here’s how fans reacted to Taylor Heinicke’s social media reveal.
Never forget that time Taylor Heinicke and I had a debate about Trump and he told me that $10 an hour was a livable wage, and then argued that being trump wasn’t a racist, just not politically correct https://t.co/QHIQrIzzGd pic.twitter.com/TdgLInyAtK
— rev ev. black lives matter (@ESieges) January 9, 2021
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) January 10, 2021
*5 seconds later* We regret to inform you the duck is racist https://t.co/Ij0Gjw97qJ
— Justin Russo (@FlyByKnite) January 10, 2021
We can’t have a SINGLE GOOD THING. Heinicke loves the Trump pal. 🤢
— Kervephant 🐘 (@OutsiderKervin) January 10, 2021
Rooted against Trumps’s friend Brady all night just to find out Taylor Heinicke is MAGA trash as well pic.twitter.com/ZYxSRUjh5q
— Avin Das (@JimmySparkles) January 10, 2021
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It kind of sucks that we live in this digital age where every athlete’s political views become public knowledge once they make it big. I miss the good old days when we could just enjoy an underdog story without hearing about all of this stuff, but this is where we’re at. Athletes simply have to be more careful when using social media.
As for Taylor Heinicke, we’ll see if he comments on some of the things he’s said in the past.