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Chris Long was not a fan of Fox News telling LeBron James to “shut up and dribble”

Eagles defensive end speaks out.

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Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long is not shy to speak his mind.

That was the case once again on Friday morning when Long came to defend LeBron James against criticism from Fox News host Laura Ingraham.

Following an Uninterrupted video where James criticized President Donald Trump, Ingraham went on a rant about the NBA star during her show.

“Look, there might be a cautionary lesson in LeBron for kids. This is what happens when you attempt to leave high school a year early to join the NBA. And it’s always unwise to seek political advice from someone who gets paid $100 million a year to bounce a ball. Oh, LeBron and Kevin [Durant], you’re great players but no one voted for you. Millions elected Trump to be their coach.”

“So, keep the political commentary to yourself, or, as someone once said, shut up and dribble.”

Ingraham’s argument that James is not qualified to speak on politics because he’s an athlete did not sit well with Long.

In an effort to highlight the hypocrisy of Fox News, Long went on a Twitter rant about how the station features a lot of guests who aren’t exactly known for being political experts.

Long is one of several Eagles players (along with Malcolm Jenkins and Torrey Smith) who heard “stick to sports” a lot last season due to their national anthem demonstrations and social justice efforts off the field.

Despite not sticking to sports, though, the team was able to go on to win the Super Bowl.

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