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 June 27, 2023

Buffalo Bills player cancels charity golf tournament over backlash against Trump's golf course

Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) is still alive and well, just ask Buffalo Bills strong safety Jordan Poyer, whose upcoming charity golf course was canceled over backlash that it was being held at a Trump golf course. 

According to Fox News, Poyer's management company, Avalon Sports, announced this week that the golf tournament fundraiser, scheduled to be held at Trump National Doral in Florida in July to raise money for Poyer's community in Buffalo, New York, was canceled due to "negative comments."

The company released a statement indicating why it decided to back down because a handful of anti-Trump people said mean things on the internet.

"We would like to inform the general public and media outlets that the Jordan Poyer Celebrity Tournament scheduled to take place on July 10th has been rescheduled for next year. The tournament is a charitable initiative that Jordan has been working on for the past 6 months. Our main goal was to raise funds for the Buffalo community," the statement reads.

It added: "This years’ (sic) event was being held at one of Jordan’s favorite courses in south Florida. The Blue Monster at Trump National in Doral, Florida. This is a PGA course where Tiger Woods won The Doral Open 2 years in a row back in 2005 & 2006."

"Unfortunately, we were sadly surprised by negative comments by some individuals to make this a political battle and continue to divide our community," it continued.

The statement condemned "any violence" and praised the player for his intention to raise much-needed funds.

"We condemn any type of violence and stand by Jordan as he continues to work to make a positive impact and be a role model for our community," the statement added.

Poyer, who played in the tournament last year, also released a short statement updating fans and followers on the unfortunate turn of events.

"They decided they didn’t want to take part in my tournament in which they took part in last year because of where it’s at, at Trump National Doral in South Florida," Poyer said.

He added: "ECMC decided they can no longer take the pressure from up top, from the people above them, and it probably has nothing to do with ECMC at all."

"I’m from Buffalo. @jpfoundation21 and @Rachel__Bush do a ton for our community and we are thankful to have the 2 of them. But the leftists have no shame, and try ruin anything that is good. Especially things that help ALL communities, no matter your race or politics," one Twitter user wrote.

It's truly a shame that corporations are so quick to bow to pressure from the minority, but in 2023, that's how things work now.

Written By:
Ryan Ledendecker

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