On Wednesday, there was national outrage directed toward Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross. Even one of his players, Kenny Stills, went on social media to share his displeasure.
Ross generated a lot of attention from his decision to hold a fundraiser for President Trump. In the process, he also received criticism for his mission statement for his nonprofit.
The latest figure in sports to find himself intertwined in all of this is none other than Jim Harbaugh.
Harbaugh congratulated Ross on being inducted to the NFF Leadership Hall of Fame. His thoughts toward the Dolphins owner were shared on Twitter.
Check it out:
Congrats to a Great Michigan Man! Stephen Ross to be Inducted into the NFF Leadership Hall of Fame https://t.co/TqCaCwqX0C
— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) August 8, 2019
As you’d expect, Harbaugh’s tweet is not sitting well with many people.
Harbaugh is now the subject of criticism by many fans because he praised the Michigan donor and alum. Many people believe it’s a bad look for the head coach of the Wolverines.
Here are a few of the replies on Harbaugh’s original post:
Dude. Read the news.
— Dave Warren (@davecwarren) August 8, 2019
Not good timing. You can be happy for a person I guess, but with the recent news of his fundraising for Trump, this tweet will be taken as you supporting who he supports. Be clear about this sort of stuff in these highly politicized times or people will make their own conclusions
— Jacob Caplan (@Mr_CaplanPD) August 8, 2019
Hate to see this at this time. We should be able to love Michigan football without making it part of the political debate. It was the one place we could come together. Disappointed in your judgment here. Hope you do better against OSU.
— Mike Hendricks (@JayMTMike) August 8, 2019
It’s unclear if Harbaugh timed the tweet on purpose. However, it’s possible that fans leave this situation behind to focus on football when the season begins later this month.
For now though, Harbaugh will be the center of attention due to his tweet about Ross.