That’s right, sports fans. St. Louis Cardinals star wide receiver Deandre Hopkins pulled his black Ferrari alongside a Trump caravan and gave two middle fingers to the president’s supporters — including an 8-year-old boy — as he swerved in and out of the line of cars.
DeAndre Hopkins Accused Of Flipping Off Trump Caravan In Arizona https://t.co/1TLNUpvOm7
— TMZ (@TMZ) October 26, 2020
As Fox 10 in Phoenix reported, the incident happened on Sunday, prior to the Cardinals’ game against the Seattle Seahawks, as a caravan of Trump supporters rallied on several Arizona highways.
— FOX 10 Phoenix (@FOX10Phoenix) October 26, 2020
The dad of the young boy tweeted at Hopkins that he was a “piece of trash” who put “people at risk.”
“My 8 yr old son was in one of the cars you were swerving in and out of as you were disrupting the PHX Trump Train drive and trying to cause an accident. You’re a piece of trash. Make your political statements, but you out [sic] people at risk today.”
@DeAndreHopkins My 8 yr old son was in one of the cars you were swerving in and out of as you were disrupting the PHX Trump Train drive and trying to cause an accident. You're a piece of trash. Make your political statements, but you out people at risk today. @espn @AZCardinals pic.twitter.com/7tAuuyM5Or
— Richard Williams (@rwilliams254) October 25, 2020
April Garcia, one of the drivers in the caravan, told AZCentral it was a scary situation — and that other “intolerant” people threw water at them.
April Garcia, one of the drivers in the caravan, said. She also noted other “intolerant” people threw water and other objects at the Trump supporters.
Deandre Hopkins flipped off a bunch of Trump supporters on his way to the stadium then put up 10 catches for 100 yards and a TD. Legend. pic.twitter.com/L1m2aijJfN
— Dylan (@dyllyp) October 26, 2020
Outkick’s Clay Travis nailed it.
“Deandre Hopkins flicked off Trump supporters from his Ferrari on the way to the game last night. If Drew Brees did this to Biden supporters it would be the lead story in sports & he’d have to apologize for six straight months before retiring in shame.”
Deandre Hopkins flicked off Trump supporters from his Ferrari on the way to the game last night. If Drew Brees did this to Biden supporters it would be the lead story in sports & he’d have to apologize for six straight months before retiring in shame. https://t.co/LQoHXqHVeB
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) October 26, 2020
According to Fox 10, neither the Cardinals nor the Arizona Department of Public Safety had released a statement about the incident as of press time.
The Cardinals beat the formerly undefeated Seahawks Sunday night, 37-34. Hopkins, apparently fired up after flipping off the Trumper supporters [sarc], ended the game with 10 receptions for 103 yards, scoring one touchdown.
Incidentally, as The Blaze reported, Hopkins, who despises Trump and is a Black Lives Matter advocate, was among other NFL stars in a June video in which they condemned police brutality after the death of George Floyd in May during a police action in Minneapolis.
“How many times do we need to ask you to listen to your players? What will it take? For one of us to be murdered by police brutality?” the players asked the league.
— Deshaun Watson (@deshaunwatson) June 5, 2020
The NFL — continuing to do its best to drive away as many fans as possible. So far, they’re doing a helluva job.