The Arizona Cardinals wide receiver’s photograph and video clip were all over social media after the incident, which took place before his football game against the Seattle Seahawks this past Sunday. According to witnesses, Hopkins appeared to be “flipping off” Trump supporters as he was driving past their convoy. The president’s supporters were involved in a “Trump Train” drive in Phoenix.
People who were part of the caravan started posting photos on Twitter of Hopkins giving the middle finger while driving inside his Ferrari convertible.
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Hopkins discussed the situation when he was a guest on CBS Sports’ All Things Covered” podcast with Patrick Peterson and Bryant McFadden.
“Driving down the highway I guess I got in between a train or a bunch of cars that I wasn’t supposed to be in between in my car. And some of those were honking the horn at me and stuff like that I guess to tell me to get out of their way, and I didn’t. The guy in front of me stepping on his brakes and tried to stop dead in traffic and I got around him and I stuck him a birdie. I really was about to do the peace sign to him, but this finger right here was kinda hurting, so it didn’t make it up in time.
“But I was like, ‘Damn, dude, you’re trying to stop on brakes in dead traffic, cause I’m in your guys’ train and what not just trying to go to work?’ So, yeah, there wasn’t nothing thrown out the car or anything like that. No speeding. Obviously, you see me right there. If I was in a Ferrari speeding, I don’t think you would be able to take a still picture of me. That’s all.”