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American cyclist suspended by team after mild pro-Trump comments

By Patrick follow Patrick   2020 Oct 1, 8:25am 506 views   34 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


https://apnews.com/article/donald-trump-netherlands-cycling-media-social-media-05b5d642bf0ddab40b0c5b95115b2b4c

GENEVA (AP) — American cyclist Quinn Simmons was suspended by the Trek-Segafredo team on Thursday after posting antagonistic comments on social media in support of President Donald Trump.

The 2019 junior road race world champion replied to a journalist from the Netherlands who had criticized Trump on Twitter.

“Regrettably, team rider Quinn Simmons made statements online that we feel are divisive, incendiary, and detrimental to the team, professional cycling, its fans, and the positive future we hope to help create for the sport,” Trek-Segafredo said in a statement. ”(He) will not be racing for Trek-Segafredo until further notice.”

The 19-year-old rider reacted Wednesday when Dutch journalist José Been posted on Twitter that she hoped for her American friends that “this horrible presidency ends for you,” adding “if you follow me and support Trump, you can go.”

Simmons replied by writing “Bye” with an emoji of a dark-skinned hand waving.

When a separate account replied “Apparently a Trumper,” Simmons countered “That’s right” with a United States flag symbol.

Been later deleted her original post and wrote Thursday that she feels “horrible about the situation and terrible for (at)QuinnSimmons9 to miss his beloved classics. To suspend him would never be my choice.”


And these were very mild Tweets!

It really should be illegal to punish people for their political opinions like this.
1   FuckCCP89   ignore (6)   2020 Oct 1, 9:20am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Did you know that if you donate to Trump 2020 campaign you'll be branded as "racist" and your address will be mapped on an antifa websight?

Here: https://donaldtrump.watch

PS. The unintended consequence of it is that the map shows much more Trump supporters in the neighborhood then the number of yard signs and bumper stickers would lead you belive there are.

2   FortWayneAsNancyPelosiHaircut   ignore (4)   2020 Oct 1, 9:29am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

how do they get the data? I even found my name on it and with the right donations too.

WTF?

I'm not hiding the fact that I absolutely support Trump, but it's crazy that they have all the information there.
3   FuckCCP89   ignore (6)   2020 Oct 1, 9:31am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

NancyPelosiHaircut says
how do they get the data?


FEC
4   FuckCCP89   ignore (6)   2020 Oct 1, 9:31am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

NancyPelosiHaircut says
how do they get the data? I even found my name on it and with the right donations too.


Be proud. Stand tall.
5   FortWayneAsNancyPelosiHaircut   ignore (4)   2020 Oct 1, 9:32am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

FuckCCP89 says
NancyPelosiHaircut says
how do they get the data?


FEC


ooh where do i get the data on everyone who donated to Biden?
6   Patrick   ignore (1)   2020 Oct 1, 9:37am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

FuckCCP89 says
PS. The unintended consequence of it is that the map shows much more Trump supporters in the neighborhood then the number of yard signs and bumper stickers would lead you belive there are.


I like that spin.

There should be a "you are not alone" website that uses those maps to encourage people!
8   Eric Holder   ignore (1)   2020 Oct 1, 9:48am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Patrick says
FuckCCP89 says
PS. The unintended consequence of it is that the map shows much more Trump supporters in the neighborhood then the number of yard signs and bumper stickers would lead you belive there are.


I like that spin.

There should be a "you are not alone" website that uses those maps to encourage people!


Should be easy to do: all it takes is a new address and front page - the rest can be pulled from that antifa site. They did all the work on mapping and shit. Mwahahahahaha!
9   TrumpingTits   ignore (4)   2020 Oct 1, 9:55am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

NancyPelosiHaircut says
how do they get the data?


FEC
10   Eric Holder   ignore (1)   2020 Oct 1, 12:04pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

FuckCCP89 says
Did you know that if you donate to Trump 2020 campaign you'll be branded as "racist" and your address will be mapped on an antifa websight?

Here: https://donaldtrump.watch


Anybody knows if that site can be reported for "voter intimidation"? What would be the proper channel?
11   FortWayneAsNancyPelosiHaircut   ignore (4)   2020 Oct 1, 12:06pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Eric Holder says
FuckCCP89 says
Did you know that if you donate to Trump 2020 campaign you'll be branded as "racist" and your address will be mapped on an antifa websight?

Here: https://donaldtrump.watch


Anybody knows if that site can be reported for "voter intimidation"? What would be the proper channel?


DOJ and white house.
12   Dholliday126   ignore (0)   2020 Oct 1, 12:29pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

That is actually great data! I'm going to set up a farm with all the Trump supporters around me. Awesome!
14   SunnyvaleCA   ignore (1)   2020 Oct 1, 12:43pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

With mail in ballots, what are the odds we'll get maps showing who voted for whom? Mad Max will be really happy.
Reminds me of https://www.yahoo.com/news/newspaper-published-gun-owner-addresses-gets-staffs-outed-144657471.html
15   Patrick   ignore (1)   2020 Oct 1, 12:46pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Dholliday126 says
That is actually great data! I'm going to set up a farm with all the Trump supporters around me. Awesome!


A farm?
16   FuckCCP89   ignore (6)   2020 Oct 1, 7:33pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

TREK CEO's e-mail:

mailto:john_burke@trekbikes.com

Write him and let him know you're not gonna buy any of his product. Even though most of it is made in USA.
17   rocketjoe79   ignore (1)   2020 Oct 1, 7:54pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

That's pretty amazing data. In my zip, it's about 800 Trump vs 200 Biden. Actually surprised Biden got 20%.
18   Hircus   ignore (0)   2020 Oct 1, 7:54pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

statements online that we feel are divisive, incendiary, and detrimental to the team, professional cycling, its fans, and the positive future we hope to help create for the sport


Oh the irony of them saying that, while acting in this way. They are the divisive, incendiary, deleterious force.
19   mell   ignore (6)   2020 Oct 1, 10:53pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

It's too late he already apologized. Bad move. Of course they're not reinstating him for now.
20   FuckCCP89   ignore (6)   2020 Oct 2, 8:25am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

mell says
It's too late he already apologized. Bad move. Of course they're not reinstating him for now.


Fucking pussy.
21   Patrick   ignore (1)   2020 Oct 2, 8:28am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Agreed.

It is almost always a mistake to apologize unless you have physically injured someone by accident
22   mell   ignore (6)   2020 Oct 2, 8:37am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

The guy is what 19 or 20, he has his whole life in front of him, he can easily pivot and find another job or cycling team, maybe bring a lawsuit, just fight man, I mean with 19 you T levels are through the roof and you can do 10 things at the same time. What happened to fight the system? It was cool when the system was right-wing, now when the left terrorizes they cave?! Dissappointing.
23   WookieMan   ignore (5)   2020 Oct 2, 9:41am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

FuckCCP89 says
PS. The unintended consequence of it is that the map shows much more Trump supporters in the neighborhood then the number of yard signs and bumper stickers would lead you belive there are.

Hmmmm. Weird. My town has very little donation activity compared to the signs I see. I guess maybe because IL is a heavy blue state so they don't want to throw money at it?

Or most people are pissed at Pritzker, the governor. He's shutting down my counties restaurants tomorrow for indoor seating.... in October. It's aggressive and not sure who made them, but I'm seeing tons of "Fuck Pritzker" or "Pritzker Sucks" yard signs all over. He wants to destroy our states economy and as a billionaire the consequences literally don't matter to him. I'm all for being allowed to gain wealth and produce, but Pritzcunt had it all handed to him. Has never lived a normal life and had struggles. I'm hoping there's a recall movement at some point.
24   Patrick   ignore (1)   2020 Oct 2, 9:54am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

WookieMan says
I'm hoping there's a recall movement at some point.


Rabid anti-Trump sentiment will protect Pritzker. It's very useful to Democrats to simply be anti-Trump. They don't have to do anything else anymore.
25   HeadSet   ignore (2)   2020 Oct 2, 2:01pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

FuckCCP89 says
TREK CEO's e-mail:

mailto:john_burke@trekbikes.com

Write him and let him know you're not gonna buy any of his product. Even though most of it is made in USA.


??? I went bike shopping at a local Trek store last summer. I did not buy because every bike in the store was made in China.
26   Onvacation   ignore (6)   2020 Oct 2, 2:09pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

HeadSet says
I did not buy because every bike in the store was made in China.


I don't buy a lot of things because they are marked "Made in China".
27   Eric Holder   ignore (1)   2020 Oct 2, 3:23pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

HeadSet says
FuckCCP89 says
TREK CEO's e-mail:

mailto:john_burke@trekbikes.com

Write him and let him know you're not gonna buy any of his product. Even though most of it is made in USA.


??? I went bike shopping at a local Trek store last summer. I did not buy because every bike in the store was made in China.


WTF? I believe they advertise that their shit is USA made. Fucking liars.

PS. The only thing I ever bought from them was a bottle cage and it was made in USA.
28   Booger   ignore (7)   2020 Oct 2, 3:28pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Eric Holder says
WTF? I believe they advertise that their shit is USA made. Fucking liars.


Trek (and Cannondale) used to be made in USA. It's been at least a decade since they were largely domestic. Free trade causes this shit.
29   ignoreme   ignore (3)   2020 Oct 2, 6:20pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

HeadSet says
I did not buy because every bike in the store was made in China.


Most bikes including Trek are actually made by Giant in Taiwan and then sold under different companies.

I just spent 2 grand on 3 bikes this year and was hugely disappointed there was no USA options. I think at this point a lot of people are done with cheap China shit. For a $500+ bike there’s still plenty of profit margins if you make in USA, these companies are missing opportunities.
30   Patrick   ignore (1)   2020 Oct 2, 7:30pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

"There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price only are this man’s lawful prey."
31   Fortwaynemobile   ignore (3)   2020 Oct 2, 7:58pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Rule 1 is never apologize if you did nothing wrong. At least you keep your dignity.
32   just_adhom_preaching   ignore (7)   2020 Oct 2, 10:25pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

FuckCCP89 says
TREK CEO's e-mail:

mailto:john_burke@trekbikes.com

Write him and let him know you're not gonna buy any of his product. Even though most of it is made in USA.


Mine:
I've thought about buying certain treks once in a while in the distant past. Back then I bought Gary Fisher's etc., instead.

No fucking way that's every going to happen now and you know why!

In fact, from here on out I'm going to ridicule anyone I see riding one and they too will know why!
33   just_adhom_preaching   ignore (7)   2020 Oct 2, 10:26pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Oh, I titled it: You guys suck balls.
34   porkchopexpress   ignore (0)   2020 Oct 3, 12:18pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Just because of this thread, I just donated $500 to Trump's campaign. Join me! MAGA bitches!

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