Patriots’ Martellus Bennett writes emotional letter to daughter after Trump election

New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett, who announced his support of Hillary Clinton in a tweet on Election Day, posted an emotional letter to his daughter on Instagram in response to the news Donald Trump had beaten his preferred nominee to become the next president of the United States.

“'Daddy how will this effect my future?'” Jett, I'm not totally sure my love,” Bennett wrote. “You'll be 7 in four years, you'll be in the 2nd grade. Your mom and I have a lot of work to do. We will continue to teach you How to love, accept others for who they are, think for yourself, help others in need, achieve what the world deem[s] impossible.”

“This is a huge weight to put on your shoulders but don't worry about that I'll always be here to spot you,” he continued. “Training starts today. I love you.”

"Daddy how will this effect my future?" Jett, I'm not totally sure my love. You'll be 7 in four years, you'll be in the 2nd grade. Your mom and I have a lot of work to do. We will continue to teach you How to love, accept others for who they are, think for yourself, help others in need, achieve what the world deem impossible. It's ok for you to color outside of the lines. I will continue to encourage other kids as well because they'll impact your future directly. The world will one day be all of yours, no time to wait training starts now. So unfold your arms and reach for the stars because if anyone can touch them it's you. Don't be afraid of your tomorrows, make the most of your todays. Training starts today. So stand up you're a GIANT!! You deserve a world full of color, wonder and dreams. Let's color the world together, your dreams are my dreams. Together we can be the change we wish to see in the universe. We have a lot of work to do, but I think we will have help. I am very proud of you! This is a huge weight to put on your shoulders but don't worry about that I'll always be here to spot you. Training starts today. I love you. Now Let's go! #theimaginationagency

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Bennett stands in contrast to other members of the Patriots in his opposition to Trump. Head coach Bill Belichick wrote a letter to Trump expressing his support before Election Day, and Trump said quarterback Tom Brady voted for him.

 

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