The great American champions had overwhelmingly campaigned for Donald Trump to finally leave the White House. The future ex-president had only a handful of supporters, including boxer Mike Tyson and former basketball player Dennis Rodman.
It is an understatement to say then that the election of Joe Biden this Saturday evening delights the sport on the other side of the Atlantic, which was quick to react on social networks. A fierce opponent of Trump’s policies he loathes, Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James was one of the first to express his joy. The NBA champion posted a tweet in which Biden, disguised as a basketball player, towers over Trump under the basket. He edited this photo based on real game action: his counter on Andre Iguadola in Game 7 of the 2016 Finals, between Cleveland and the Warriors. An action that had at the time changed the face of the game and the final, allowing his former team Cleveland to win.
Former women’s tennis giant, also a staunch supporter of Biden, Martina Navratilova tweeted: “I cry like a baby. How do you spell “relief”? BIDEN !!! How do you spell “winner”? SAME WAY !!!! “
American women’s football star Alex Morgan showed a sober photo of Biden and Kamala Harris raising their arms, with this simple caption: “Our president and our VP. “Same feeling of joy for her colleague in selection Megan Rapinoe, who wrote about the first woman to reach the post of vice-president of the United States:” Do not underestimate the historical weight of this election for Kamala Harris, for black women and South Asian women all over the world, and for America. Let’s not look back, ever. “
American sport has obviously already turned the page Trump without regret, like Carl Lewis who simply says “bye bye” in a gif. His alter ego on the slopes, Olympic 200m champion Michael Johnson, said: “We now have real leaders! They must all be held to account, honestly, and in a process of reconciliation recognize that our country was built on racism. “
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