Bill Maher defends NFL coach who was fined for calling Jan. 6 a ‘dust-up’: ‘He has a right to be wrong’

Last Wednesday, Del Rio criticized what he saw as over-hyped media coverage of the January 6 Committee hearings.

In a fateful statement to reporters after practice, Del Rio referred to the Capitol Riot as adust-up at the Capitolthat people are making amajor dealas opposed to the riots following the 2020 조지 플로이드의 죽음, which he claimed people had “문제 없어요” 와.

After the statement, Head Coach Ron Rivera tweeted about his disappointment with Del Rio’sextremely hurtfulstatement and announced that, even though Del Rio apologized, 그 “decided to fine Coach Del Rio $ 100,000.” Del Rio shortly deleted his Twitter account after the incident.

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"실시간" host Bill Maher defended the Washington Commanders defensive coordinator after he was fined for his opinion on the January 6 폭동.

“실시간” host Bill Maher defended the Washington Commanders defensive coordinator after he was fined for his opinion on the January 6 폭동. (HBO)

Though Maher and his Friday night guests, liberal commentator Krystal Ball and conservative author James Kerchick expressed that Del Rio’s punishment was too tough.

Maher started the topic, explaining what Del Rio said, and mentioned that although he doesn’t agree with it, “this is a very common view that he has.

Maher continued, “I would like to, if I could talk to Mr. 강에서, I think I could probably hopefully convince him a little bit that it was more than a dust-up. He also compares it a lot to the 2020 protests that were going on after the George Floyd murder. Okay.

Maher added that he could have a debate with Del Rio but all the while he would still respect the defensive coach’sright to be wrong.He stated, “I think I could also convince him there are really important differences between those two things. And actually, the attack on the Capitol was worse. 그렇지만, he has a right to be wrong. 미국에서, you have the right to be wrong.

They fined him, the team fined him, $ 100,000 for this opinion. Fining people for an opinion. I am not down with that,” Maher declared.

NFL defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio was forced to pay $  100,000 by the Washington Commanders for his statements downplaying the severity of the Jan. 6 폭동.

NFL defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio was forced to pay $ 100,000 by the Washington Commanders for his statements downplaying the severity of the Jan. 6 폭동.

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