NFL Legend Criticizes Former President Donald Trump; Faces Backlash on Twitter

Published 04/04/2022, 9:00 AM EDT
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The gas prices have skyrocketed in America recently. It has become a serious problem for middle-class people. Recently a retired NFL tight end had something to say about it. Shannon Sharpe had some questions for people who work at a gas station. But things took a turn for the worst soon when the name Donald Trump got involved. 

Originally, the football player turned analyst made a tweet that was talking about the horrendously increasing gas prices. But a fan derailed the conversation by bringing up the name of the former president of America. 

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$20 gas over Donald Trump?

Shannon Sharpe was at a gas station, getting some fuel for his ride. He spent a whopping total of $118. While pumping the gas, Sharpe remembered something from his childhood. The Fox Sports analyst thought he should ask Twitter about it. So he made a tweet saying, “Anyone knows someone hiring that owns a gas station? You get a discount IF* you [work] at an establishment,” Sharpe adds, “Do ppl still siphon off gas? It was a thing when I was a growing up.”

Seeing the high gas prices, even a retired NFL star cannot help but wonder about a discount. But a fan brought up Donald Trump according to the Dailywire“A random account on Twitter responded by asking Sharpe, “Shannon do you still hate Donald? “I’d rather pay 20 bucks a gallon than have Trump in office,” Sharpe responded. “Hope that answers your question.” 

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The response did not sit well with the fans. His tweet got more than 21,000 replies along with 100,000 likes and 9,000 retweets. Shannon Sharpe has always been vocal about his issues with Donald Trump. According to The Spun by Sports Illustrated, it is not surprising to see Sharpe talk about Trump. Because he is an employee of Fox News. 

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According to First Sportz“Shannon’s response made it absolutely clear what he think about Donald. Who is to blame for the surge in gas prices is to be decided by the general public but one thing is for sure, Shannon has raised quite a few eyebrows after the Trump banter.” The tweet did not sit well with some fans. And Shannon Sharpe faced a lot of backlash for his statement. What do you think about the tweet?

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Gurjyot Singh Dadial

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Sports journalist by day, gamer by night and a gym addict by morning. Gurjyot has been a lifelong fan of Wrestling, Contact sports, Rock music and Video games. With a degree in English Literature and Economics from Patkar College, Mumbai, he is set out to conquer every task he sets his mind to.

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