By: Savannah Smith | 08-03-2018 | News
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NFL’s Andrew Sendejo Takes Cue from Trump: “Make Football Violent Again!”

Minnesota Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo wore a statement hat to the training camp with the controversial message, “Make Football Violent Again.” It is, of course, an obvious take off from President Donald Trump campaign-winning slogan “Make America Great Again”’ and similar accompanying MAGA hat.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Andrew Sendejo possibly sending a message to the NFL with his hat. Said he has been wearing for a while but that it still applies. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/VikingsCamp?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#VikingsCamp</a> <a href="https://t.co/Q1aYwURvZx">pic.twitter.com/Q1aYwURvZx</a></p>&mdash; Tanner Peterson (@24tanner) <a href="https://twitter.com/24tanner/status/1025414339786756097?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 3, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The message is also consistent with the views of POTUS when he commented last year that refs are “ruining the game” by penalizing players for making “beautiful tackles.”

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Sendejo has always been controversial. He is recognized famously or infamously as one of the league’s hardest hitters. He was even suspended for one game last year for hitting Ravens wideout Mike Wallace in the head using his shoulder while attempting to make a hard tackle. He expressed displeasure with the penalty he was meted out then.

Sendejo wore the hat on the heels of the Ravens-Bears preseason opener where some guys were struck with flags for what appeared to be innocuous tackles.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">If this is a personal foul they need to erase the safety position <a href="https://t.co/vBvak4AojK">pic.twitter.com/vBvak4AojK</a></p>&mdash; Jac Collinsworth (@JacCollinsworth) <a href="https://twitter.com/JacCollinsworth/status/1025215148749930496?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 3, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The league vows to crack down even harder on players’ hits on the head. Sendejo is standing up against such policy even stronger. He is very open about his thoughts on the matter. He said: “I’ve been wearing this for a while. But I guess it applies more now.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Andrew Sendejo on his &quot;Make Football Violent Again&quot; hat: &quot;It&#39;s black, and I like it. It&#39;s got a good message.&quot;<br><br>Is that because of the new helmet rule? &quot;I&#39;ve been wearing this for a while, but I guess it applies more now.&quot;<br><br>What does he think of the new helmet rule? &quot;I don&#39;t.&quot;</p>&mdash; Ben Goessling (@GoesslingStrib) <a href="https://twitter.com/GoesslingStrib/status/1025437848026066944?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 3, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Made helmet alterations so I’m always “leading with the facemask”. Simplifying calls for league office and playing within new <a href="https://twitter.com/NFL?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@NFL</a> rule changes. <br><br>Next. <a href="https://t.co/xYeaWYllPr">pic.twitter.com/xYeaWYllPr</a></p>&mdash; Andrew Sendejo (@Asendejo) <a href="https://twitter.com/Asendejo/status/1025466588424597504?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 3, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Some fans are also taking to social media to agree with Sendejo.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Andrew Sendejo is my new favorite pro football player.<br><br>I love this guy and his view on the new NFL rule. <br><br> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/makefootballviolentagain?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#makefootballviolentagain</a><br><br>Plus he has the right idea. Lead with your facemask.</p>&mdash; Tim Daniel (@historynerdz) <a href="https://twitter.com/historynerdz/status/1025478860626903043?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 3, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Andrew Sendejo is one of my favorite players now</p>&mdash; Josh �� (@IToast2Myself) <a href="https://twitter.com/IToast2Myself/status/1025475518030786560?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 3, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Never thought I&#39;d say this in my life, but Andrew Sendejo is a savage</p>&mdash; Taylor Foss (@Foss_Hog) <a href="https://twitter.com/Foss_Hog/status/1025549967677710336?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 4, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Vikings?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Vikings</a> S Andrew Sendejo is on a war path to make football fun again (<a href="https://twitter.com/24tanner?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@24tanner</a>) <a href="https://t.co/o00PJhqfG2">pic.twitter.com/o00PJhqfG2</a></p>&mdash; NFL Nosebleed Sports (@NFLNoseBleed) <a href="https://twitter.com/NFLNoseBleed/status/1025602168282329091?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 4, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Andrew Sendejo has adapted to the new NFL “leading with the facemask” rule. <br><br>Don’t ever tell us football players aren’t smart. <a href="https://t.co/HKD4WCymTA">pic.twitter.com/HKD4WCymTA</a></p>&mdash; Laces Out (@LacesOutShow) <a href="https://twitter.com/LacesOutShow/status/1025474936620679168?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 3, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Source:

http://www.tmz.com/2018/08/03/andrew-sendejo-donald-trump-make-football-violent-again/

Twitter: #MAGA #KeepAmericaGreat! #MakeFootballViolentAgain #AndrewSendejo #NFL #HardTackles #FaceMaskRule #MakeFootballFunAgain

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Anonymous No. 33089 2018-08-04 : 08:59

yeah make football be a game for real men again who can give and take hard tackles, not some p***ies.

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