LeBron James Defends Goodyear after Trump Boycott

NBA superstar LeBron James defended Goodyear Tires, which is headquartered in his hometown Akron, after President Trump called for a boycott when leaked company training material banned MAGA apparel.  

LeBron’s statement

James told reporters Thursday, “Not only has Goodyear been great for my city, for the history of my city, but the country and what they represented. It’s an unbelievable brand, unbelievable history.”

 

Goodyear training

A slide from Goodyear Tire’s employee training was leaked on Tuesday. 

Trump’s response

On Wednesday, President Trump called for a boycott of the brand. “Get better tires for far less!”

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1296092859226042368

Goodyear replies

An hour later, Goodyear tried to provide some context to the slide.

Audio files

Later an audio file revealed the training speaker said this: “If any associate wears all, blue, white lives matter shirts or face coverings, that will be not appropriate.”

  

Goodyear’s second statement

The company released another statement that the slide does not represent Goodyear’s official corporate stance, and it was created by an employee to explain acceptable workplace wear. “We have clarified our policy to make it clear associates can express support for law enforcement through apparel at Goodyear facilities.”

The President’s reply

In a press conference, President Trump said the company was playing politics, “there’s something wrong with the top of Goodyear.” He continued on to say he would swap out the tires on his presidential limousine, “based on what I’ve heard.”

Shares of Goodyear have tumbled since the boycott.

https://twitter.com/kcfreightguy/status/1296241888777973760

   

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CrustyOldGeezer
CrustyOldGeezer
6 months ago

The People that work for ‘goodyear’ can always start wearing MAGA apparel Blue Lives Matter and challenge the management.
They can have Shirts and hat made stating
“My RIGHTS are NOT SUBSERVIENT to anybody elses!
Better to be fired for POLITICAL REASONS than laid off for lack of work.

CrustyOldGeezer
CrustyOldGeezer
6 months ago

no you aren’t.
IF you were, you wouldn’t waste time on here.

Yvette
Yvette
6 months ago

You made me spit up my beer lol!!

CrustyOldGeezer
CrustyOldGeezer
6 months ago

and this is just another example of WHY his parents DID NOT NAME HIM lebrain

Bernie 99
Bernie 99
6 months ago

It is what they say when no one is looking that really counts, not what they say when they get caught.

G G Myers
G G Myers
6 months ago

LeBron has a hard time spelling Goodyear and of course an idiot like hom would defend a racist company as he is a racist individual!

Stephen
Stephen
6 months ago
Reply to  G G Myers

What do you expect from tall ex garbage men

Yvette
Yvette
6 months ago
Reply to  G G Myers

LeBron needs to remember that if it wasn’t for the white man inventing Basketball he would be flipping burgers!

hugh
hugh
6 months ago

james is a racist colored boy who will go with anyone for the dembos

Art Crosby
6 months ago

F… James,Racist punk

Dan the Man
Dan the Man
6 months ago

Just remember that Goodyear also owns and makes the following tires as well:
Fulda Tires
Dunlop Tires
SAVA Tires
Kelley Tires
Debica Tires
They also own and Operate JUST TIRES Stores in addition to their own GoodYear Tire Stores as well…..
I quit using Goodyear’s 40 years ago making the switch to Bridgestone and Firestone for my automotive needs, I also did away with the Dunlop Tires that are standard on the Golwwing Motorcycles opting instead for better and longer lasting tires…… There are alternatives, just have to research and shop for them is all.

KAY Kay
KAY Kay
6 months ago

Hey LeBron……
Go through HOOPS….Outside that, your opinion is SH*T to WE THE PUBLIC….
DON’T MIX, SPORTS & POLITICS…..shut up….

Ed D.
Ed D.
6 months ago

Legend in his own mind! And that is a tiny mind! I am through with the NFL, Nascar, Hockey, African Roundball, Soccer, Olympics, MLB and any other sport that allows disrespect of our flag and our Anthem!

Jane Stacy
6 months ago

eat sh-t

Ranger
Ranger
6 months ago

Drop dead, loser.

butch t
butch t
6 months ago

Now Lebran James can become spokesman and make another billion dollars to run to the bank with. I personally would not watch a NBA game if the paid me to watch them.I hope they go down the tube just like goodyear. If China was involved in this it would be backed 100 % by people like James.

CAROL S.
CAROL S.
6 months ago

While they “clarified” their position regarding support for the police, they never allowed reinstatement of the freedom to express their support for Trump. All the while expressing support for BLM, a totally marxist organization (and I am being kind).

Leftshot
6 months ago

He didn’t address the issue, did he?

Auntcon
Auntcon
6 months ago

Bet LeBron got some big bucks to say that!

O Olon
6 months ago

So long Good Year and all your other divisions. You are hypocritical by saying that Blue lives Matter is bad but its OK for Black lives matter. WELL, UNTIL YOU STAND FOR ALL LIVES MATTER YOU CAN TAKE YOUR TIRES AND SHOVE THEM WHERE THE SUN DON’T SHINE. NO MORE OF YOU TIRES FOR FAMILY OR FRIENDS. WE ARE SICK OF THIS BS AND WILL NOT STAND FOR IT ANYMORE EVEN IF LB THINKS ITS OK CAUSE WE DON’T CARE WHAT HE SAYS. HE NEEDS TO PLAY BALL NOT POLITICS!