By Michael Grimm
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie did a Zoom call yesterday with the media for the first time, and he took the gloves off.
He could no longer hide his frustration with the political powers that be.
Though he never mentioned President Trump, you be the judge who he was talking about when he said:
“We have almost 200,000 deaths in the United States. This is from COVID-19 alone. Thirty thousand in the month of August. Over 1,000 in the United States every single day.
“So if I told you that yesterday, five Boeing 737s crashed in the United States, everybody died, well, that’s every single day right now, every single day. It’s been like that for many weeks.
“We are 4 percent of the world’s population [and have] 21 percent of the fatalities. . . . We’re the wealthiest country in the world, and 21 percent of the deaths?
“We have to own this.
“We have to own the questions of leadership. We have to own the questions of policy, and there’s a lot to be discussed here on that in the future. It’s heartbreaking. These are needless deaths. Needless. We are an embarrassment and a tragic embarrassment.”