- Donald Trump won't allow his 12-year-old son Barron play American football
- Trump revealed before NFL's Super Bowl LIII that he has reservations with his son participating in the sport
- The American president would rather want Barron to play football 'soccer' in America
President Donald Trump has made a disturbing statement concerning American football, which is one of the country’s most followed sports branding it "dangerous."
According to a si.com report citing CBS News, Trump, who would not hide his dislike for the sport said before Super Bowl LIII that he would rather have his 12-year-old son, Barron, play football than American football.
“It’s very, it’s very tough question,” Trump stressed. “It’s a very good question. If he wanted to? Yes. Would I steer him that way? No, I wouldn’t.”
“I just don’t like the reports that I see coming out having to do with football—I mean, it’s a dangerous sport and I think it’s- I- it’s- really tough, I thought the equipment would get better, and it has,” he said.
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“The helmets have gotten far better but it hasn’t solved the problem. So, you know I- I hate to say it because I love to watch football."
The president also took out to applaud football's progress in the country, “including me, thought soccer would probably never make it in this country, but it really is moving forward rapidly," Trump added.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that President Donald Trump pleaded for support from Nigeria and other countries across the world to back the United States, Canada and Mexico in a joint bid for the 2026 FIFA World Cup.
Trump made this known when he hosted title Nigeria president Muhammadu Buhari visited at the White House last May.
USA last host the tournament in 1994 where Brazil emerged winner after beating Italy on penalties after the full regulation period ended goalless.
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