Arizona Cardinals star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins probably wasn’t saying President Trump is “No. 1” on Sunday afternoon when he was identified as having displayed the middle finger to a Trump caravan.
The Arizona Republic reported that several in the caravan said Hopkins swerved among them in a Ferrari and gave them the middle finger.
The Cardinals had not given any comment as of Monday morning, and the Arizona Department of Public Safety, via the Republic, did not have a traffic stop report involving Hopkins.
A Twitter user, “Richard,” addressed Hopkins: “My 8 yr old son was in one of the cars you were swerving in and out of as you were disrupting the PHX Trump Train drive and trying to cause an accident. You’re a piece of trash. Make your political statements, but you put people at risk today.”
According to the Republic, the incident happened at 1:30 p.m. local time. Less than an hour later, Hopkins was at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., for an NBC Football Night in America interview.
In the Twitter photos, Hopkins, via the Republic, is wearing a distinctive shirt that he was seen wearing when he arrived at the stadium.
Tony Garcia and April Garcia, reached by the Republic, said they were in the caravan and saw the Ferrari exit the freeway near the stadium. Tony Garcia said he realized it was Hopkins when he found one photo of Hopkins wearing the same shirt the driver was wearing.
After Hopkins enjoyed a big game in a win over the Seahawks, Huffington Post reporter Ja’han Jones wrote that the Cardinals are “undefeated in games on days when my guy @DeAndreHopkins gives two middle fingers to a caravan of AZ Trump supporters while driving his Ferrari.”