On Tuesday, Doc Thomspon and Kris Cruz discussed whether ESPN's First Take” host Max Kellerman had any right to be offended by what Tiger Woods said about President Donald Trump.
A reporter asked Woods on Sunday what he thought about President Trump, and the superstar golfer gave a less-than-satisfying answer for progressives: "You have to respect the office."
Doc argued that Woods is just trying to avoid politics altogether, get his career back on track and avoid a "landmine."
Kellerman and co-host Stephen A. Smith lamented that Woods has never been the poster boy for diversity.
Here's what Kellerman said about Woods:
I want to say something about what Tiger Woods said now. It really bothers me. I’m angry at what Tiger Woods said. It is a thoughtless statement dressed up as a thoughtful statement. And it either holds in contempt the intelligence of people who hear it or else it’s just a stupid thing to say. … To say you must have respect for the office — Tiger, be clear. Are you saying that the office, therefore, confers respect on to its present temporary occupant? No. Having respect for the office means principally, in my view, is the office holder should have respect for the office.”
We are held to a standard of behavior, we at our jobs, right, people in their daily lives. The president, if anything, is held to a higher standard of behavior. It is not such that we have such great respect for the office that no matter what the behavior of its occupant, we must respect the occupant because of the office. No. Tiger Woods … is being slick. We must respect the office therefore that confers respect to the occupant. Tiger, is that is what you are saying? If that is what you are saying, that is a stupid comment.
Read the full story here and see the exchange between the hosts in the video below: