Bill Belichick urges action against Turkey and Azerbaijan

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For those who say Patriots coach Bill Belichick always sticks to sports, Belichick didn’t do so on Wednesday.

Asked by reporters about a compliment paid to Belichick by new Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller, Belichick pivoted to an unprompted message for Miller and his boss, President Donald Trump.

“I’d just say, while we’re on the subject, I read [Miller’s] point about combatting [transnational] threats and I couldn’t help but think and hope that we’ve seen from other countries around the world and I hope that our country will take action against Turkey and Azerbaijan for their unprovoked and deadly attacks on Armenians,” Belichick said. “We’ve seen when humanitarian crisis and things like that, like ethnic cleansing, go unpunished, they just continue to happen. I hope that we can put a stop to that.”

President Trump has been criticized for taking no action regarding the conflict. Belichick’s position definitely cuts against the isolationist approach taken by the administration regarding matters of this nature.

In 2016, Belichick sent a letter to Trump supporting his candidacy for the office he currently holds. When Trump sought permission to read the note publicly, Belichick (per Trump) sent a new note that was even more effusive.

Today, Belichick’s message was public from the get-go.

13 responses to “Bill Belichick urges action against Turkey and Azerbaijan

  1. Kind of amazed that he has the time to even consume international news stories and consider himself informed enough to advise on policy.

  2. Bill flip flopping like a fish out of water. Lost his security blanket when Brady was kicked to the curb

  3. I 100% agree that celebrities (which I group BB into in this case) should stay out of politics and matters that require much investment in time to understand fully…. having said that, I give Belichick the benefit of the doubt that he is up to speed on this issue if he chose to speak out on it… He is not one to make an off the cuff assessment of a military action….

  4. A lot of people like to say “stay in your lane” or “stay out of politics.” A guy like Belichick could say the same thing to any of us. And soon enough we wouldn’t have a democracy. Instead, some of the people above might want to consider being able to emotionally handle the fact that other people may support opposing viewpoints, and that’s OK.

  5. Maybe y’all missed it but they asked him about they guy, so BB responded and said, “while we’re on the subject …”

    He not just out there talking world affairs instead of football. It’s a rare instance.

  6. collectordude says:
    November 18, 2020 at 12:36 pm

    No politics, NFL.


    No… it’s Ok when it’s Bill Belichick talking politics.

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