“Give a D*** if You Watch”: Boston Celtics Star Jayson Tatum Responds To Donald Trump’s Statements Around NFL

Published 06/20/2020, 11:52 AM EDT


Much like the NBA, there is a lot of uncertainty around the NFL season. Recently, Dr. Anthony Fauci stated: “Unless players are essentially in a bubble — insulated from the community and they are tested nearly every day — it would be very hard to see how football is able to be played this fall, If there is a second wave, which is certainly a possibility and which would be complicated by the predictable flu season, football may not happen this year.” This speculation by the doctor started a chain of events involving the President and Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum. The statement by Dr. Fauci triggered a response from Donald Trump through which, President nullified Dr. Fauci’s comments. In this tweet, the President also spoke against players kneeling during the national anthem.

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Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum responds to the President

The young superstar fired back at Trump in a bashing tweet. The 22-year-old has been actively involved in the movement against racism. Despite the strict rules in the NBA, it is being speculated that some players will take a knee during the national anthem. However, it is not yet clear how the NBA officials will respond.

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Before the play was suspended, The Celtics were holding the 3rd seed in the Eastern Conference behind the Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks. The Celtics have a 43-21 record and are worthy contenders for the title this season. The star player of the team, Tatum, was averaging 23.6 points per game on 44.8% field goal %age. Gordon Hayward is also playing well despite returning from a severe injury. The team also contains an impressive supporting cast around the two superstars. When the season resumes in Orlando the Celtics will emerge as a force to be reckoned with.

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Deepanshu Varshney

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