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UFC’s Colby Covington, who’s been out of the headlines since beating up woke “domestic terrorist sympathizer” Tyron Woodley back in September, came roaring back with a vengeance over the weekend when he took direct aim at LeBron James as a “stick to sports” war erupted between Chairman Bron & international soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimović.
It was Ibrahimović firing the first salvo last week when he told Bron to shut up and dribble. Bron wasn’t having it, so he fired back over the weekend with a proclamation. “I’m kind of the wrong guy to actually go at because I do my homework,” Bron Bron told the media and Zlatan.
That infuriated Covington, who announced, “I’m sick of these woke athletes and these spineless cowards like LeBron James,” after disposing of “woke” Woodley.
Covington wants to know when Bron Bron’s going to use this homework he’s done to speak up about the situation in Hong Kong where history books are being rewritten for children to be indoctrinated in school.
“You make millions playing a kids game and talk about ‘social justice’ but have no problem paying Chinese women in sweatshops pennies to make your products. Slimeball,” Covington tweeted.
When are you gonna speak up about Hong Kong @KingJames? Oh that’s right, you can’t. You’re a Chinese finger puppet! You make millions playing a kids game & talk about “social justice” but have no problem paying Chinese women in sweatshops pennies to make your products. Slimeball. https://t.co/nPhD5OQEOC
— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) February 27, 2021
This whole war of words started when Zlatan told Discovery+ that it’s “a mistake” for LeBron and other athletes to get involved with politics. “Just do what you do best, because it doesn’t look good,” the soccer star told the network during an interview.
“Do what you’re good at. Do the category you do. I play football because I’m the best at playing football. I don’t do politics. If I would be a political politician, I would do politics,” Ibrahimovic added. “That is the first mistake people do when they become famous and they become in a certain status. Stay out of it.”
Clay has covered the LeBron-China thing in the past, and it’s best to go back and listen to what he said in June 2020:
“LeBron James makes 10s of millions if not hundreds of millions of dollars from Nike. The reason that LeBron makes so much money from Nike is because his shoes are so profitable for Nike. Why are LeBron James’s shoes so popular for Nike? Because they’re made by virtual slave wages around the world by largely minority populations.
“Nike goes to Asia, and they pay 50 cents an hour or lower to workers in Asia to make LeBron James’s Equality Nike sneakers. So LeBron James is making money off of virtual slave labor. That’s how LeBron James makes so much money from Nike. Imagine if LeBron came out and said, ‘Hey, I have seen what’s going on in America today.
“‘There are 40 million people unemployed, roughly. A huge percentage of the unemployed are minorities in this country. I grew up in Akron, Ohio, I know how important getting a job is.’ What if LeBron went to Nike and said, ‘Hey, I want all of my shoes made in America, and I want all of the workers making them make a living wage to do so.
“And if that means that we are going to have a less profitable shoe for Nike, that’s okay. I’m willing to take a lot less money to make America a better place and to lift out of poverty 10s of thousands of people that Nike could employ in this country to make these shoes.’”