Taking some special time with his family before his very last (at least for now) NFL game, feeding his young son Koa shortly before he took the field against the San Francisco 49ers. People, reporting on that, said:
JJ Watt soaked up special time with his family before taking the field for his final NFL game.
On Sunday, Kealia Watt shared a sweet photo on her Instagram Story of husband JJ feeding their 10-week-old son Koa James just hours before the Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman played his last game in the NFL, taking on the San Francisco 49ers in California.
“4 hours before his last NFL game ever 😍 we love you @jjwatt,” Kealia captioned the cute snap, in which JJ looks lovingly at his little boy while bottle feeding.
On Dec. 27, JJ surprisingly announced his intention to retire after the final game of the season. The news came just weeks after he and Kealia welcomed baby Koa.
Here that image that his wife shared on her Instagram story is:
Watt himself posted about his last game and family too, saying “Koa’s first ever NFL game. My last ever NFL home game. My heart is filled with nothing but love and gratitude. It’s been an absolute honor and a pleasure. 🙏🏼”
Koa’s first ever NFL game.
My last ever NFL home game.
My heart is filled with nothing but love and gratitude. It’s been an absolute honor and a pleasure.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) December 27, 2022
Though the photos were sweet, it’s important to remember that Watt took the leftist stance when it came to kneeling for the flag during the “fiery but mostly peaceful” BLM summer in 2020, as Fox News Digital reported at the time, saying:
Houston Texans star J.J. Watt tweeted Saturday that kneeling during the national anthem is not about “disrespecting” the American flag or the military.
One person wrote, in a now-deleted tweet, that he was “pretty sure” the three-time Defensive Player of the Year would not be taking a knee, along with three American flag emojis.
Watt clapped back, responding Saturday: “Don’t speak for me”
“If you still think it’s about disrespecting the flag or our military, you clearly haven’t been listening,” Watt tweeted.
On Friday, Texans coach Bill O’Brien said he would kneel with his players if they chose to do so during the anthem.
Watt has been outspoken about the need for more understanding and justice in the nation following the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25.
Earlier this month, he wrote a lengthy post on social media that began: “Silence is unacceptable.”
Featured image credit: KEALIA OHAI WATT/INSTAGRAM
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