On Sunday, the New England Patriots faced off against the Oakland Raiders at Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca, coming away with a 33-8 victory. However, the game itself was largely overshadowed by yet another case of national anthem drama pitting Marshawn Lynch (and his mom) against a president who has apparently made feuding with athletes (and their parents) one of his administration’s top priorities.
It appears Trump wasn’t the only person who wasn’t a huge fan of what went down south of the border. Bill Belichick— who has gained a reputation for hating basically everything— appeared on WEEI on Monday to voice his displeasure with the NFL’s attempt to increase their international presence, saying:
“I wouldn’t be in any big rush to do it again,” he said. “It’s a long way to go for a game. There’s a lot to it in terms of all the logistics of it. They are not used to having a NFL team so you have to go in there and handle a lot of the logistics. It took a lot of man power, a lot of hours, a lot of energy out of our organization to do that. This week, we’re tired. We are exhausted from the trip. It was a good trip, but it took a lot out of us I think.”
However, Belichick was happy about one aspect of the game: the fact that no natural disasters took place over the course of it:
“I think we’re fortunate there was no volcano eruptions, earthquakes or anything else while we were down there. I mean you have two NFL franchises in an area that I don’t know how stable the geological plates that were below us [were], but nothing happened so that was good.”
I for one am also glad that the field did not turn into a giant pit like it did in The Dark Knight Rises. I think we can all agree that would have been a major bummer.