Delete Your Account: Sen. Chris Murphy Goes Woke on the NFL Draft, Commits Self-Awareness Fail Minutes Later

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Senate Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations member Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., questions Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Capitol Hill, June 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

If you spent any time at all on the Twitter machine Friday night (because what else is there to do right now, anyway?), you probably saw a lot of people tweeting about day two of the 2020 NFL draft.

Because the draft has had to be done virtually this year out of an abundance of caution due to the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, there were some most unusual moments caught on video, including a live shot of New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick’s dog sitting in for him at his computer in between picks.

Most of the commentary seen on Twitter last night was lighthearted, fun, sports-centered, with people appearing relieved to be able to take their minds off the moral and economic realities in America right now, if only for a few hours.

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT), however, took a different route with his commentary on which teams were picking who in the draft yesterday – at least at first.

Murphy started off by noting how he, like the rest of the common folk watching at home, was really interested in watching how the draft played out. As it often is with Democrats, though, there was a “but” involved (literally and figuratively, as you will soon see).

In a late-night rant, Murphy tweeted about how “immoral” the “football syndicate” allegedly is, and how college football allegedly takes advantage of trainers and players alike throughout their college careers at the expense of their health:


Murphy dug in and went full woke 15 minutes later, virtue signaling about the “filthy rich, almost exclusively white coaches, GMs, and team presidents, drafting almost exclusively African-American players who have been forced to work for free for 3 years”:

And yet 15 minutes after that, he was rah-rahing and cheerleading the New York Giants’ third round selection of UConn football player Matt Peart who is … African-American:

Murphy’s bizarre switcheroni on the draft left some wondering if he might have had a little too much to drink:


For good measure, Murphy’s tweets were screen-grabbed, just in case he sobers up figures out what happened and deletes them later:

All that said, in my humble opinion the NFL should make virtual drafts happen EVERY year after this one, because we are just not going to get this type of in-depth coverage any other way:



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