Tony Dungy, former NFL coach who is now an analyst for NBC Sports, posted something on Twitter about Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles and received a spanking in return. He did the worst thing anyone could do: say something positive about a football player’s Christian faith.
In another tweet, Dungy, again, posted a photo with Foles and other Eagles players who were praying after the Super Bowl:
The comments were enough to sic the worst of Twitter on Dungy. Many tagged him and NBC Sports in replies, saying he shouldn’t be spouting “nonsense” like this on air. Others told him to stick to giving football analysis, not Bible studies.
The Big Lead’s Kyle Koster wrote his criticism down in an article titled, “Is Tony Dungy Analyzing or Evangelizing When It Comes to Nick Foles?"
"Dungy expressing his beliefs on his personal time and platform is one thing. And even if I disagree with him sometimes, I appreciate his candor and willingness to open himself up for criticism. But when his beliefs seep into his analyst role — either unintentionally or otherwise — they should be checked, both by NBC and the public.”
Both Foles and his coach, Doug Pederson, thanked God on NBC after winning the Super Bowl. Dungy, a Christian himself, was simply reporting that and defended himself on Twitter for doing his job:
H/T Daily Wire