O.J. Simpson is something of a notorious figure. As such, it should come as no surprise that the one-time NFL legend has his fair share of detractors.
What is a bit surprising is why some folks are hating on Simpson this week.
On December 25, the retired running back tweeted out a photo of himself with a ‘Merry Christmas’ caption.
Cassius and I wishing everyone a Merry Christmas. pic.twitter.com/oTDw853veg
— O.J. Simpson (@TheRealOJ32) December 25, 2020
Harmless enough, right? Not in the eyes of some on Twitter. They noticed something in the background of his picture that left them absolutely livid.
Reactions were pretty much what you would expect.
Is it sad that THAT is what made me lose respect for OJ?
— Dan (@thebreadlord) December 25, 2020
Worst thing he has ever done and I can’t think of a close second
— Phil Harfman (@PhilHarfman) December 25, 2020
Why are y’all surprised that this man is a Tr*mp supporter https://t.co/3pSE3oJDri
— Stacey Abrams Stan Acct (@xo_Mademoiselle) December 28, 2020
— brdy (@bfermenting) December 25, 2020
Imagine telling someone 10 years Ago OJ was going to be cancelled for having a Donald Trump hat on his shelf in a Christmas Picture https://t.co/IJTyXmIPhR
— Ace (@Ace_Archist) December 26, 2020
Once upon a time Simpson was an extremely a popular athlete and broadcaster. Sadly, he is now best known for being tried for the murders of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman.
The reactions to Booger McFarland’s comments about black NFL players have been pretty much what you’d expect.https://t.co/6gezkSsWGa
— Game 7 (@game7__) December 29, 2020
Simpson was originally acquitted of the murders in criminal court, but was later found responsible for both deaths in a civil trial.
Although Simpson never served any prison time for the deaths of Nicole Brown Simpson or Ron Goldman, he did eventually find himself behind bars.
In 2007, Simpson was arrested in Las Vegas, Nevada, and charged with the felonies of armed robbery and kidnapping. One year later, he was convicted and sentenced to 33 behind bars, with a minimum of nine years without parole for the crimes. He ultimately served his sentence at the Lovelock Correctional Center near Lovelock, Nevada and was granted parole on July 20, 2017.