Kudos to Jim Langer, Bob Kuechenberg and Manny Fernandez for putting their love of country above the game they love. Athletes have a long history of making a political statement by snubbing the president.
One of our most famous athletes, Michael Jordan, did not accept the White House’s invitation after winning the NBA championship in 1991.
No matter the reason, it’s a choice they have earned. While it is an honor to meet the president, why should anyone be criticized for refusing to go?
These players showed more courage than those who wanted a photo-op with a failed president.
Javi Ortiz, Miami Shores