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An American professional cyclist was suspended from his team Thursday after showing support for President Trump in a seemingly benign social media tiff.

Trek-Segafredo suspended Quinn Simmons for what the team called “divisive” comments on his personal Twitter account.

The article goes on to state the following:

Simmons, 19, reacted to a tweet from Dutch journalist Jose Been in which she said she hoped for her American friends that “this horrible presidency ends for you,” adding “if you follow me and support Trump, you can go.”

Simmons responded with just one word: “Bye,” and including a waving hand.

Another Twitter user, John Muther, weighed in, noting that Simmons is “apparently a Trumper.”

“That’s right,” responded Simmons.

Another Twitter user shared a screenshot of the original exchange, slamming Simmons for being a Trump supporter, and tweeted, “I like talented young bike racers as much as anyone, but I refused to cheer for anyone who supports a racist, hateful fascist like @QuinnSimmons9 does. I am officially rooting for everyone else.”

Simmons still wasn’t swayed. He simply wrote, “What a loss.”

Trek-Segafredo released the following statement, announcing they’d booted Simmons from the team because he publicly came out as a Trump supporter:

“Trek-Segafredo is an organization that values inclusivity and supports a more diverse and equitable sport for all athletes. While we support the right to free speech, we will hold people accountable for their words and actions.

“Regrettably, team rider Quinn Simmons made statements online that we feel are divisive, incendiary, and detrimental to the team, professional cycling, its fans, and the positive future we hope to help create for the sport. In response, he will not be racing for Trek-Segafredo until further notice.

“The team and its partners will work together to determine how we will move forward and keep fans and the public informed as to the decisions made in the matter.”

On Thursday, Trek-Segafredo general manager Luca Guercilena said the prospect of Simmons racing again this year is “remote.”

“It shouldn’t be forgotten that these are the decisions and statements of a boy of 19 years of age, even if there are no excuses. We feel that we need to reflect carefully on the decisions that need to be taken. We’ll decide what will be done together with the company, which owns the team,” Guercilena  declared.

Jose Been has deleted her entire Twitter account over the incident.

Simmons also re-tweeted the following post, regarding face masks:

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11 COMMENTS

  1. This is why you don’t vote democrat. Liberals have decided what we can say and what we can think… no. Vote them out and let’s get back to civility and normalcy

  2. OMG, that’s discrimination over political support. That’s bias of the highest order. That’s saying we are firing you because you are a Republican. Reverse the situation and watch the ACLU swoop in like a vulture screaming “discrimination” at the top of their lungs! C’mon man! “I like President Trump.” “YOU’RE FIRED!!” PLEASE!

  3. So now an opinion is enough to disqualify a person … This is so sick… I hope Fox or some independent outlet puts this guy on… Hey suburban women, are you ok with the stifling of free speech?? That’s what you will get if you vote for the “empathetic, nice guy” Biden….

  4. This is not only sick it’s frightening, what is happening here is discrimination at its worst.
    People had better wake the H—LL up, this is like living in China, time to fight back before it’s too late.🇱🇷🇱🇷🇱🇷🇱🇷🇱🇷

  5. this is totally wrong! no one should have to stifle their opinions ! we are moving towards total communism ! VOTE for TRUMP unless you want to be like China and not be able to say 1 word!

  6. This is all PC BS. He has the perfect law suit. Call an excellent 1st amendment constitutional attorney and bite them in the butt

  7. Sounds like this bike riding club is racist. He should be able to say who he supports anytime he wants to. I don’t know how these liberals think that they can make all the rules and get away with it. Stick up for yourself young man you did the right thing. Don’t let these Libtards push you around.

  8. It’s a free country just for bit longer man. SUE THE HELL OUT OF THEM! Matter of fact, all you rich folks on this site SUE BLM, ANTIFA, ACLU, GOVENORS, MAYORS, COLLEGES! Tie their tails uP in court! Someone’s in Portland’s doing just that right now! Get er done people! Least it’s something not just watching.

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