Hypocritical Pats Fans Slam Martellus Bennett for Not Going to White House, Silent When Brady Did the Same

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Supporters of Donald Trump erupted in fury after New England Patriot Martellus Bennett declined to make a post-Super Bowl victory visit to the White House.

At a post-game press conference Sunday, Feb. 5, the tight end reiterated his earlier plan not to meet with the president because he doesn’t “support the guy that’s in the house.”

When Trump advocates heard Bennett’s plan, they lashed out and called him “disrespectful” among other things.

The hate didn’t stop on Twitter. Pro-Trump responders took their feelings to Facebook and comment sections, too.

Many who backed Bennett’s decision pointed out the hypocritical responses from those bashing him for doing what Tom Brady did when the Patriots won Super Bowl XLIX.

Brady, whom white nationalist Richard Spencer hailed as the “Aryan Avatar,” declined to visit Obama at the White House on April 23, 2015. The star quarterback excused himself by saying he had a previously planned “family commitment,” but ESPN reported he spent the day working out at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., and he was also photographed viewing Apple Watches at the New York City Apple Store.

Others praised Bennett for sticking to his beliefs.

Bennett seemed to feel unbothered by the negative reaction. He tweeted a couple of humorous and uplifting posts Feb. 6 and 7.

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