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SHOCKING: Sam Ponder reacts to Harrison Butker backlash


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Vince Carbonneau
May 19, 2024  (9:29)
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Sam Ponder defends Harrison Butker amid backlash

ESPN's Sam Ponder is coming to the defense of Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker. For the past week, Butker has been under fire over his recent comments about the role of men and women in society during a commencement speech at a Catholic university.
After his speech went viral on social media, over 200,000 people signed a petition to get Butker cut by the Chiefs over his controversial comments.
Via Change.org:
«We demand accountability from our sports figures who should be role models promoting respect for all people regardless of their race, gender identity, or sexual orientation. We call upon the Kansas City Chiefs management to dismiss Harrison Butker immediately for his inappropriate conduct.»
Ponder called the petition for Butker's firing un-American and defended the kicker's right to speak his mind despite not fully agreeing with him.
«I think the petition that he should be fired from the Chiefs is totally un-American. Is a Catholic espousing traditionally Catholic views to a Catholic audience really that shocking?! Why can't we just respectfully disagree?
«Personally, I agreed with a few things he said... especially that most women are more excited/proud of their families than their day jobs. I love my job and have worked my b— off (and slept in my car) to get here, but it's not even comparable to how I feel about being a mom! ESPN will not be with me on my deathbed. When did that become offensive?
«I disagreed with a few things he said, too. I do not think my life ‘began' when I became a wife and mom. I think you can live a totally fulfilled, purposeful life as a single woman in the workplace! Frankly, I think I could have had an equally meaningful life if I never got married/became a mother. I'm so proud to be an American where he can share his beliefs openly.»
The Chiefs have yet to make an official statement on Butker's comments, but the NFL appears to have distanced themselves from the Chiefs' kicker.
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