Richard Sherman has made no attempts to hide his dislike of president-elect Donald Trump. After he was elected, Sherman issued a simple statement that said it all:
“We need to do better.”
Now, with some time to think about it, he’s expressed his ideas in much more detail. In his latest weekly column in the Players Tribune, Sherman wrote about how a Trump presidency will affect our children:
Kids — in second or third grade — worried about being deported.
I think that was the moment when I realized just how impactful both this presidency and Trump’s rhetoric will be for our future generation. It’s unfortunate that we live in a time when our president-elect is the opposite of an example for our children. He will be one of those external factors that parents will have to combat — an example of somebody we don’t want our kids to talk like or emulate.
But that’s where we come in, as parents. Now, we have to work even harder and do better to set an example, to offset the dangerous and ignorant things they might see or hear on TV.
You can read his full column here.