Former Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning committed a heinous act on Sunday, according to social media — he went golfing with President Donald Trump.
The retired NFL star was snapped with the POTUS, and what started out as an innocent round of golf exploded into a Twitter firestorm.
Manning and Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) were guests of the president’s at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia, before visiting the White House later in the day, ESPN reported.
“And now I dislike Peyton Manning. I’m a long-time @Colts fan but this is unacceptable. Goddamn shame. And shame on you Peyton,” one anti-Trump Twitter user wrote.
“Peyton Manning not bothered by bigotry, xenophobia, sexual assaults, fraud. A real role model,” said another.
However, there were plenty of Republicans chiming in to defend Manning and say they didn’t know what all the fuss was about.
“Peyton Manning is golfing with #POTUS Trump and Liberals throw a hissy fit. Obama shakes hands with Raul Castro….crickets. Hypocrites,” one right-leaning user wrote.
Manning is set to host the ESPYs next month, so he’ll no doubt have some jokes about all the fuss in his opening monologue.
The Daily Beast reported in January that the Super Bowl 50 champion spoke shortly after Trump and Vice President Mike Pence at a Republican retreat in Philadelphia.
The report stated that Manning was previously a donor for George W. Bush’s 2004 reelection campaign, Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential bid and Jeb Bush’s short-lived campaign in 2015.
See the tweets below.
— David Shepardson (@davidshepardson) June 4, 2017
Peyton Manning always a RW jerk. He has business ties to one of the worst Right Wing A holes Papa John. And played for Elway another one.
— mass lady (@masslady06) June 4, 2017
Peyton Manning is golfing with #POTUS Trump and Liberals throw a hissy fit. Obama shakes hands with Raul Castro….crickets. Hypocrites.
— Anderson Blooper (@Blooper360) June 4, 2017
Peyton Manning is golfing with the Pussy Grabbing moron in chief today. Peyton you can bite me.
— Robin (@puppymnkey) June 4, 2017
— vegaskev (@vegaskev) June 4, 2017
Peyton Manning's gonna be the new FBI Director. https://t.co/GptmTIYIGm
— emptywheel (@emptywheel) June 4, 2017
Peyton Manning golfed with President Trump today and Dems are losing their minds.
Another GREAT day in America#SundayFunday
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) June 4, 2017
Trump golfed with Peyton Manning today to get his expert advice about Terrorism.
— Pesach 'Pace' Lattin (@pacelattin) June 4, 2017
Donald Trump has spent more time with Peyton Manning than his wife and son this week.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) June 4, 2017
Peyton Manning golfing with trump pic.twitter.com/d2NzrzBC8d
— Kaylysa (@Kaylysa) June 4, 2017
Why Peyton Manning? I'm done with whatever he sponsors as well. pic.twitter.com/FFWmA4IneU
— Devin Collins (@MsDCollins) June 4, 2017
— Brenden Dilley (@Hublife) June 4, 2017
— Tee Jay (@tjay40) June 4, 2017
There goes any respect for Peyton Manning
— Cottage Cat (@CottageImagin) June 4, 2017