Belichick, of the New England Patriots, mentioned he was flattered when he was first supplied the medal – the highest award given to civilians within the US. However he mentioned he modified his thoughts after a mob of Trump supporters stormed Congress final week. 5 folks died. The celebrated coach had beforehand spoken of his friendship with Mr Trump. “Just lately, I used to be supplied the chance to obtain the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which I used to be flattered by out of respect for what the honour represents and admiration for prior recipients,” Belichick mentioned in an announcement.