“You’re better than Vince Lombardi,” Donald Trump makes a CONTROVERSIAL comment on Robert Saleh after Jets’ 31-30 comeback win against the Browns

Donald Trump called Robert Saleh and said-"“You’re greater than Vince Lombard”, after Jets legendary comeback win over the Browns.

Robert Saleh, Donald Trump , Vince Lombardi-IMAGO/ Icon Sportswire IMAGO/TheNews2 IMAGO/Everett Collection
Robert Saleh, Donald Trump , Vince Lombardi-IMAGO/ Icon Sportswire IMAGO/TheNews2 IMAGO/Everett Collection

Donald Trump the former president held a rally in North Carolina and he had some thought he wanted to share about one of the craziest games we have seen this season. The New York Jets vs. The Cleveland Browns.

The New York Jets were at the Cleveland Browns and were trialing by 13 points when about 2 minutes were left on the clock and in one of the most memorable ending in NFL history the Jets socred 2 touch downs in the last 82 seconds of the game to take home the W. The Browns made blunders thoughout the period including a touch down that shouldnt have been scored by Nick Chubb. The win stupefied even Jets Head Coach Robert Saleh who per ESPN called it the comeback ‘something crazy.’

Jets Quarterback Joe Flacco is no stranger to miracles even he seemed surprised and had no parallels for what he and his team pulled off-“I don’t know where it ranks, but it’s up there.” Former president Donald Trump had some words about the victory.

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Cleveland Browns in action  against the New York Jets-IMAGO/ZUMA Wire
Cleveland Browns in action against the New York Jets-IMAGO/ZUMA Wire

The former president was at a rally and in a confuisng turn of events brought up the Jets-Browns game and seemed in awe of Robert Saleh and said that he called Saleh-“I called the coach….and said to him-‘You’re greater than Vince Lombardi because Vince Lombardi never did what you did.'”

The Vince Lombardi the man who won the first two Super Bowls in his whose honor the Super Bowl trophy is called the Vince Lombardi Trophy and the man who also won 5 NFL championship, considered universally to be one of the greatest coaches and leaders in all of sports. The Hall of Fame Head Coach of the Green Bay Packers that Vince Lombardi.

Saleh has confirmed receiving the phone call although he didn’t say much on the comparison.

The Lombardi comparison is now among the countless numberof controversial things that the former president has said over the course of time.

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Shashank Aryan is an NFL writer at Firstsportz. Football as a sport and a way of life has always fascinated him. The NFL as a platform that lets people write and rewrite their own stories of greatness has always fascinated him and made him fall in love with this game.