Tony Dungy, a former NFL coach turned NBC Sports commentator, is facing criticism on social media after making comments on air about the strength of Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback Nick Foles' Christian faith and its role in their Super Bowl LII win against the New England Patriots on Sunday.
Dungy, also a strong Christian, responded in a tweet on Tuesday:
NBC pays me to express my opinion. And it was my opinion that Nick Foles would play well because his Christian faith would allow him to to play with confidence. And that he’s a good QB. I think I was right on both counts. https://t.co/4HOfXt78UZ— Tony Dungy (@TonyDungy) February 6, 2018
Hours later, Dungy responded to another tweet attacking his views:
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Why would you find it hard to believe that the Holy Spirit could speak to Nick Foles just as much as a coach could speak to him? If he credited a coach for saying “Stay calm and be confident” that’s good. But if he tells me Christ says that to him I shouldn’t report it??? https://t.co/I7P4IU26GH— Tony Dungy (@TonyDungy) February 6, 2018