Richard Sherman calls some of Trump’s statements ‘appalling’

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CHANDLER, AZ - JANUARY 28: Cornerback Richard Sherman #25 of the Seattle Seahawks speaks during a Super Bowl XLIX media availability at the Arizona Grand Hotel on January 28, 2015 in Chandler, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

SEATTLE – Richard Sherman is not happy Donald Trump was elected president.

The Seattle Seahawks cornerback published a piece on The Players Tribune on Thursday, saying the election results hit home for him recently.

“My fiancée’s niece and nephew came over to our house, and they were telling us about a couple of their friends, fellow elementary school students. One of their friends is Native American and the other is Muslim. This was around last week’s election, when Donald Trump became president-elect, and these kids were worried about being deported.

“Kids — in second or third grade — worried about being deported.”

Sherman wrote that he he’ll be having some serious conversations with his children in the coming years.

“It’s unfortunate that we live in a time when our president-elect is the opposite of an example for our children. He will be one of those external factors that parents will have to combat — an example of somebody we don’t want our kids to talk like or emulate.”

Sherman described some of the things Trump has said are “appalling.”

“The way that our president-elect spoke about Muslim and Hispanic people, especially in terms of immigration, was appalling. And at some point, I’ll have to explain to my son and daughter that that’snot how you talk about people — that everybody is equal and everybody has a place in our society, regardless of their religion, race, ethnicity or sexuality. No matter what, you treat people with respect.”