Major League Baseball star Manny Machado shredded Democrat President Joe Biden during spring training by wearing a “Let’s Go Brandon” t-shirt.
KUSI News broke the story that the Gold Glove-winning San Diego Padres infielder wore the anti-Biden shirt during media interviews and posted a picture.
The social media post of the picture of the superstar MLB player protesting Joe Biden has now gotten over 30,000 likes.
Machado won his second Gold Glove in 2015 and made the All-Star Game in 2015, 2016, and 2018.
His defensive ability has earned comparisons to former Baltimore Orioles third baseman and Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson.
KUSI News tweeted: “Padres superstar Manny Machado repping a ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ shirt at Spring Training.”
Padres superstar Manny Machado repping a “Let’s Go Brandon” shirt at Spring Training. pic.twitter.com/9l451zRBy0
— KUSI News (@KUSINews) March 24, 2022
According to Outkick:
During some downtime at spring training, Machado traded his bat for a microphone, and his uniform for some much more casual attire — shades and an always fashionable ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ T-shirt. As great as the Padres’ in-game threads are, even they can’t compete with this stylish and not-so-subtle ensemble.
Machado is just the latest big name to rock the phrase that’s become synonymous with President Biden.
Over the weekend, Kid Rock led a crowd of bar-goers in a “Let’s Go Brandon” chant.
NASCAR driver Brandon Brown, the man who unintentionally helped create the phrase Let’s Go Brandon said earlier that it hasn’t been the greatest thing for him.
“It got extremely difficult for us,” Brown said.
“If you’re a national corporation, that means you sell to all consumers, and unfortunately, when you get dragged into the political arena, people want you to take a side.
“I’ve never been put in a position where it’s, OK, what side are you on? Left or right?
“So it’s hard for a brand to want to attach to somebody who might be kind of divisive in their consumer base.
“If I’m going to divide Coca-Cola, why would they want to talk to me?
“So the short answer is it’s been tough to connect with partnerships just because it’s kind of viewed as a ticking time bomb: ‘What is he doing to choose or say and how would that effect our consumer base?’
“It’s too much of a risk. I understand it on their side but it’s made it really hard to tie everything down.
“NASCAR and I are kind of in the same boat about what to do here, but I don’t think anyone has the right answer.
“The unfortunate part is it’s my name and my career that are at stake and the risk is high.
“If I do something wrong in this arena, my name as a driver falls off very fast.
“Even a career in NASCAR if I didn’t make it as a driver, trying to get another job in the community, I’m always going to be the ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ guy.
“I’m always going to be known for that and how I handled this situation.
“I don’t want it to just be the substitute for a cuss-word. I mean, if it’s making it more polite, then, by God, I guess, go ahead.
“The issue is, I don’t know enough about politics to really form a true opinion, so I really focus on racing.”