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Greg Abbott Blasted for ‘I Can Kick as Good’ as Cowboys Kicker Comment

The Dallas Cowboys misplaced their NFL playoff sport on Sunday night time, and Texas Governor Greg Abbott does not seem like successful any factors both after a dig he took on the Cowboys’ kicker.

Cowboys kicker Brett Maher had a mind-boggling, and NFL document, four-consecutive missed extra-point makes an attempt final Monday in a wild card win at Tampa Bay. After every week of ridicule, and the group signing an additional kicker, Maher’s first extra-point try was blocked Sunday night time within the 19-12 loss at San Francisco within the NFC Divisional Spherical.

After the blocked try, Abbott stated he might do higher.

“I swear, I can kick nearly as good because the Dallas Cowboys kicker,” Abbott tweeted.

Abbott is paralyzed from the waist down after an oak tree cracked and fell on him whereas he was out for a run in 1984 when he was 26-years outdated, in response to his web site. Abbott has been wheelchair-bound since then however it hasn’t deterred his love for sports activities nor his ardour for politics.

It did not cease his critics from taking pictures at him Sunday night time, both, after the newly reelected governor stated he might kick additional factors higher than knowledgeable kicker.

“You actually should not discuss. You’ve got missed a number of kicks for this state since you’ve got been in energy. Most individuals residing right here belief the Cowboys kicker greater than you. Myself included,” one Twitter follower wrote.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott is seen on the sector previous to the sport between the Texas Longhorns and the Notre Dame Combating Irish at Darrell Ok. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 4, 2016 in Austin, Texas.
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“belief me, you’ve got achieved the equal of a number of missed kicks buddy,” one other wrote.

“That is the best way to be an excellent fan! Wow! For extra political tips about making your base hate your guts, observe extra suggestions by Greg Abbott… Not the sharpest knife within the drawer by a protracted shot. Proving that lone star on the Texas flag is a satisfaction ranking,” wrote one other.

Then there was the state’s electrical grid ERCOT that has failed in frigid climate the previous few years.

“Yeah, however how nicely can Dallas’ kicker preserve a state’s electrical grid?” one follower wrote.

It wasn’t all dangerous for the governor, although. One stated they were happy to see Abbott had a “humorousness.

“I learn the same remark from any individual final week and my first (politically right) thought was “ooops that in all probability may need been a bit of insensitive”. But it surely’s enjoyable and refreshing to see that our governor has a humorousness.”

Newsweek reached out to the governor’s workplace for remark.

The Dallas Cowboys completed the season with a 13-6 document after going 12-5 within the common season and beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers final week within the wild card playoff spherical. Brett Maher hit 29-of-32 discipline targets this season (90.6 %) earlier than his postseason woes on additional factors.