Golfer Rory McIlroy, ranked No. 3 in the world, is set to return to competitive play next week and compete in the WGC-Mexico Championship.
But before that, he took to Twitter to respond to the criticism he took after playing a round of golf with President Donald Trump last weekend:
pic.twitter.com/T4N0cFyoaY-- Rory McIlroy (@McIlroyRory) February 24, 2017
The backlash was immediate and ferocious. He was called a "facist" and a "bigot" and some fans said they'd never root for him again. Others rallied around the golfer from Northern Ireland, saying they're "disgusted" by the response.
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