Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett, left, talks to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, following a 37-18 Seattle victory at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, 25 September 2016. In solidarity with Palestinians, Bennett this week pulled out of an Israeli-government backed propaganda junket for NFL players. Â (Joe Nicholson USA TODAY Sports.)
Immediately after contributing to his teamâ€™s Super Bowl victory, last Sunday, Martellus Bennett of the New England Patriots was asked what he thought about an upcoming visit to Mexico to represent the National Football League (NFL).
â€śTear down the wall! Tear down the wall! Thatâ€™s what I think about going to Mexico,â€ť he cried.
Bennett then became the first of a number of Patriots players who confirmed they would skip a visit with President Donald Trump at the White House.
But,Â The Forward reported that Bennett would be taking a different trip. Along with 11 other NFL players he would be â€śheading to Israel after the teamâ€™s historic win on a hasbara, or Israeli public relations tour for American football players.â€ť