90 Miles From Tyranny : UFC Star Jorge Masvidal Smashes '#Woke Mob,' Cites the Good Goya Foods Has Done

Sunday, July 12, 2020

UFC Star Jorge Masvidal Smashes '#Woke Mob,' Cites the Good Goya Foods Has Done

On the eve of a big fight, most UFC combatants are probably thinking about the same things.

What are your opponent’s strengths and weaknesses? Striking or grappling? Head shots or body blows?

UFC fighter Jorge Masvidal, however, was also apparently thinking about Goya Foods before Saturday’s welterweight title bout against Kamaru Usman at UFC 251.

While at first blush that may seem like the strangest thing to think about before a championship fight, Masvidal deserves credit for taking a stand against cancel culture regardless of the time or place.

In 2020, canceling things seems to be the left’s go-to reaction after hearing comments they don’t like, so it really should have come as no surprise that Goya Foods came under intense scrutiny and calls for boycotts this week because the company’s CEO had the unmitigated gall to say something nice about the sitting president of the United States.

“We’re all truly blessed at the same time to have a leader like President Trump, who is a builder,” Goya Foods CEO Robert Unanue said during a White House event honoring Hispanic leaders on Thursday.

“We have an incredible builder. And we pray,” Unanue added. “We pray for our leadership, our president, and we pray for our country — that we will continue to prosper and to grow.”

For some reason, those wholly benign platitudes sparked outrage and triggered a “#BoycottGoya” trend on Twitter.

Celebrities and politicians pounced on the trend to denounce the food producer:

Masvidal was not having any of that nonsense. The 35-year-old fighter quickly pointed out that actions speak louder than words, especially when it comes to the philanthropic endeavors of Goya Foods:

Masvidal, who is of Cuban and Peruvian descent, reminded his 533,000 followers that in 2018, Goya donated one million pounds of food to those impacted by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

“Actions of @GoyaFoods speak louder than the #woke mob. My people don’t get influenced by those that don’t know. They’ve been helping our people when we needed it...

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1 comment:

  1. How childish. The hate permeates the people on the left. I truly fear for our people beginning in November.


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