Ex-NFL Star Posts Instructions for Iran to Attack White House
Albert Haynesworth faces backlash after instagram post
Along with the image, Haynesworth wrote:
“@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."
The surrounding areas were labeled, “Not affiliated.”
Haynesworth, who retired from the NFL in 2011 after playing for several teams, has since deleted the post amid backlash.
Haynesworth also shared several other memes, including one in which President Donald Trump is captioned making a joke about "targets" in Iran, adding more evidence his previous post backfired.
The post included the following caption:
"Here is some humor for the Trumpsters! Now I wonder if I’m going to get nasty messages from Democrats or non Trump supporters."
As the News Sentinel reported:
“A user named Atlas Hampton commented, ‘I thought he was better than this…… But he is acting just like the rest! But when he was really sick, and everyone supported him what if we all wished he was dead he wouldn’t like it, but he’s saying (expletive) it kill them all in the Whitehouse!’”
This is not the first time an NFL player has caused controversy.
In October, New Orleans Saints captain Demario Davis was fined roughly $7,000 by the NFL for wearing a headband with “Man of God” written across it during a Week 3 matchup against the Seahawks.
Omar Ripped After Suggesting Trump May Go to War with Iran to Protect His Hotels— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) January 6, 2020
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Remaining defiant, Davis posted a picture of his headband on Instagram, asking his followers whether he should continue to wear it or not, despite the threat of more fines if he does so.
“So, I got fined $7K for my headband. Should I continue to wear it, or nah?” he asked.
Last week, Trump ordered the U.S. military airstrike that killed the leader of Iran’s elite Quds Force, Gen. Qasem Soleimani.
On Monday, Trump defended taking out Soleimani, calling the general a “terrorist.”
“This should have been done for the last 15-20 years,” Trump said.
“Him in particular. He was their real military leader, he’s a terrorist, he was designated as a terrorist by Obama, and then Obama did nothing about it.”
Trump also noted that Soleimani was responsible for providing anti-tank bombs and IEDs to terrorists to aid targeting American troops in the Middle East.