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Golden Tate responds to picture showing him and wife wearing MAGA hats

Golden Tate
Ethan Sears
Written by Ethan Sears

Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate took to Twitter Wednesday to address a controversy that arose over a picture of the receiver and his wife wearing “Make America Great Again” hats.

For those counting, that’s 10 billion percent, which is a lot. It’s a visceral reaction to what was a stupid controversy by any objective measure — though Tate did clarify that he wore the hat a year ago at a Trump golf course.

Ironically, one year ago today was the Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio GOP Primaries, four of which were won by Trump. His victory in the Florida primary was considered a knockout blow for Sen. Marco Rubio, who ended his campaign that night.

Ultimately, Tate has the right to his own political views. Whether he supported, flirted with supporting or was altogether against President Trump shouldn’t matter, though it’s unsurprising that people care so much about it.

About the author

Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears

Ethan Sears is the publisher of sports web site EthanSears.com and will graduate in 2017 from Rye High School in Westchester County, New York. He has loved sports from an early age and intends to have a long career in journalism.

Ethan interned at the New York Post in the summers of 2015 and 2016. He also writes for Giants Wire, USA Today's New York Giants blog. In addition to writing and editing his own website, Ethan is the sports editor for his school paper, Garnet and Black. You can follow him on Twitter @ethan_sears.