Social media users unleashed on former NFL star Doug Flutie for appearing onstage with U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker before the Republican’s concession speech to Rev. Raphael Warnock in the Georgia runoff Tuesday night.
“I’m so proud of him, we’re all so proud of him for all he’s gone through and what he’s done,” Flutie said of Walker, who he called his “brother for life.” “He gave it everything he had from day one, and he did it all for the right reasons. He cares about this state, and he cares about this country.”
Flutie and Walker were teammates in 1985 on the New Jersey Generals, a USFL team once owned by Donald Trump. The quarterback later played in the NFL for a handful of teams, including the Buffalo Bills and the New England Patriots.