Bill Belichick says he has ‘rather a lot’ of Mexican friends

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Bill Belichick celebrates the Patriots’ Tremendous Bowl LI success (Getty Photographs)

Patriots coach Bill Belichick has lots on his plate forward of Tremendous Bowl fifty two, however earlier than we fear concerning the precise recreation, let’s speak concerning the variety of his internal circle.

The longer term Corridor of Fame coach caught some warmth earlier this season after the Patriots beat the Raiders in Mexico Metropolis in November. In a radio interview later that week, Belichick stated:

“The gamers did an excellent job with all of the challenges we needed to cope with. I feel we have been lucky that there have been no volcanic eruptions or earthquakes, or anything whereas we have been there, when you’ve gotten two NFL franchises within the space the place you have no idea how secure the geological plates are underneath us, however nothing occurred, in order that was good.”

On the floor these feedback appear considerably out of contact and insensitive, however Belichick assured everybody Thursday he has an enormous quantity of appreciation for the individuals of Mexico.

“With certainty, I didn’t intend it to be a unfavorable factor,” Belichick stated (by way of “I’ve rather a lot of [Mexican] friends and a member of our [strength staff], and one of my closest friends, one of the individuals who I most respect, is Mexican. I didn’t search to offend anybody there.”

So now that that’s settled, who’s prepared for some soccer?