The world of sports and politics collided once again as Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow and Ravens wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. found themselves in the same room as former President Donald Trump.
The photo of Burrow shaking Trump’s hand while Beckham stood nearby sparked a mixed reaction from fans, with some questioning their allegiance and others remaining unfazed.
A picture I never expected to see pic.twitter.com/92Ewks8PSe
— Joe Burrow Fan Club (@JoeyBClub) April 10, 2023
In a world where social media reigns supreme, every action and interaction is subject to scrutiny and criticism. It’s easy to forget that these athletes are human beings with their own beliefs and opinions.
Social media never fails to entertain us with its hot takes and snappy reactions. It is proved once again by the way fans’ reactions were sparked by a photo of Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow shaking hands with former President Donald Trump.
What did fans say about Joe Burrow and Odell Beckham Jr?
One fan tweeted,
“Oh man…this is making me question my undying love for him. I don’t know how to handle this.”
Ah, the perils of being a diehard fan. Sometimes, the actions of our favorite celebrities can leave us feeling conflicted and confused
Oh man…..this is making me question my undying love for him.
I don't know how to handle this..
— Soko delic (@Sokodelic7) April 11, 2023
One fan kept it short and sweet with a simple “Yuck. Wish I never saw this.”
Hey, we’ve all been there. Sometimes, the things we see online can’t be unseen, no matter how hard we try.
😷 Yuck. Wish I never saw this.
— SierraBo22 (@SierraBo22) April 10, 2023
One fan brought the humor with this gem: “Joe is from Ohio…you think he’s not a Republican? LOL.”
It’s true, Ohio is a swing state known for its political diversity. But whether or not Burrow aligns with a certain political party is anyone’s guess.
Some are questioning their loyalty to the players, while others are calling for them to speak out on their political beliefs. But as we navigate these complex times, it’s important to remember that athletes are human beings with their own beliefs and opinions.
It’s up to each individual to decide what this interaction means to them and whether or not it changes their view of these players. As for Burrow and Beckham, only time will tell if they choose to address this controversial moment in their careers.