Three 1972 Dolphins Players Refuse to Attend WH Ceremony
At least three members of the undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins did not attend a ceremony in their honor at the White House on Tuesday because they did not agree with Obama's politics.
Hall of Fame center Jim Langer, former offensive lineman Bob Kuechenberg, and Manny Fernandez did not attend, speaking out harshly against Obama, according to CBS Sports.
"We've got some real moral compass issues in Washington," Langer told the Sun-Sentinel. "I don't want to be in a room with those people and pretend I'm having a good time. I can't do that. If that [angers] people, so be it."
Fernandez said, "I'll just say my views are diametrically opposed to the President's ... enough said. Let's leave it at that. I hope everyone enjoys the trip who goes."
Kuechenberg was harsh as well, adding, "I want to be careful, because mom said if you have nothing good to say about someone, then don't say anything ... I don't have anything good to say about someone. … I just don't believe in this administration at all. So I don't belong. Anyone on the left or the right has to respect one man's opinion."
He added that he felt he just did not "belong there."
"I don't belong there, I'll tell you that," Kuechenberg said. "Without being critical, I can just tell you I don't belong. It would be hypocritical of me to be there. I don't want to do that. I just don't believe in this administration at all. So I don't belong. Anyone on the left or the right has to respect one man's opinion."