Wednesday, January 15, 2020
TKC FACT CHECK!!! KANSAS CITY CHIEFS QB PATRICK MAHOMES NEVER SAID ZIMMERMAN WAS INNOCENT!!!
The Kansas City Chiefs are favored to win the Super Bowl and, tragically, that momentum elicits any "questionable" news gathering tactics.
To wit . . .
THERE'S A FAKE NEWS STORY MISTAKENLY CONNECTING PATRICK MAHOMES TO THE TRAYVON MARTIN VS. GEORGE ZIMMERMAN SHOOTING DEBATE!!!
The story is based on old tweets but but it's getting rehashed as Mr. Zimmerman's lawsuit against Trayvon's parents doesn't seem to have a chance according to experts and a recent movie touting his case didn't garner much of an audience.
Here's a quick glimpse at the gossip:
MTO News: NFL Star Patrick Mahomes: 'I Believe George Zimmerman Is INNOCENT'!!
UPNewsInfo: NFL star Patrick Mahomes canceled after defending George Zimmerman in old tweets
Sports Gossip: Patrick Mahomes’ Reaction to The Zimmerman Verdict is Being Brought Up Again
A few points deserve clarification . . .
It's nice to see social media denizens show some skepticism and Kansas City loves Patrick Mahomes so much that there was a great deal of justified cynicism about this reporting. The QB is one of the few people in this town who deserves the benefit of the doubt.
Another thing to consider, let's not forget that the QB is really young. He's only 24 now and was a teenager when he was silly enough to engage in social media debate on hot button political topics. A quick look at the alleged tweet thread puts him at around 17-years-old during the conversation.
More to the point and the crux of our argument . . .
PATRICK MAHOMES NEVER SAID ZIMMERMAN WAS INNOCENT!!! HE MERELY NOTED THAT NOBODY REALLY KNOWS WHAT HAPPENED THAT FATEFUL NIGHT!!!
Here's the most controversial part of the Twitter exchange that seems to be garnering mixed reactions even though, even and a young man he seems to be very evenhanded in his approach:
Nevertheless, the Zimmerman rumor mill continues to churn and name check celebs from across the world of media. Example:
Lil Boosie & George Zimmerman: Rapper Says Fight Rumor Is Fake
Fact is, despite his shaggy hairdo, Patrick Mahomes is one of the most clean cut and UNIVERSALLY LIKEABLE athletes in the nation right now. Sadly, there seem to be a few desperate blogs and social media denizens who are frustrated with the fact of life and hope to tarnish the Kansas City Chiefs march to the Super Bowl.
Developing . . .