Not a breeze!
The American president Donald Trump attended the College football National Championship game last night. It's one of the biggest events in American sport. This year, perennial winners Alabama overcame Georgia in an all-time classic played out in Atlanta.
Above the game though, the presence of Trump, as it does, stole most of the headlines.
Firstly, the arrival of the players on the field brought the president centre stage. Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough made his feelings known, shouting "FUCK TRUMP!" as he ran out onto field.
Alabama RB Bo Scarbrough yells “F— Trump” before tonight’s title game. pic.twitter.com/RhuhRyNFHh
— Sporting News (@sportingnews) January 9, 2018
Then, when Trump made his entrance on the field, he was roundly booed, despite the stadium being full of what you would expect to be a largely conservative crowd from Alabama and Georgia.
Donald Trump is being booed on national television. Today is a great day.
— amanda (@amxndanorris) January 9, 2018
Trump getting booed by 90% of the stadium is already the top highlight of this game
— i hate it here (@m3uwont) January 9, 2018
Then came the national anthem - the song that Trump has used as a political football (excuse the pun) for the last few months. After months of criticising NFL players for their protesting of the anthem, this was his chance to stand up and practice what he preaches. Unfortunately, he never bothered his hole learning the words in his 71 years of being a proud American patriot.
The results were hilarious.
On Donald Trump's favourite platform, people were quick to point out the hilarity and the hypocrisy of the situation.
It looked like Donald Trump just kept repeating “applesauce” during the National Anthem. #NationalChampionship
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) January 9, 2018
— Billy Corben (@BillyCorben) January 9, 2018
That Trump spent months railing against black NFL players peacefully demonstrating during our national anthem, only for it to be shown that he doesn’t even know the words to our national anthem… that really just ties it all up neatly with bow, doesn’t it?
— Neal Rogers 🇺🇦 (@nealrogers) January 9, 2018
The game itself was a classic. Alabama beat Georgia, playing at home in Atlanta, with a walkoff touchdown in overtime, completing a comeback from 20-7 down. It's their fifth national title in nine years.
What a game. What a finish.
Alabama does what Alabama does. pic.twitter.com/OITczvp4n1
— ESPN (@espn) January 9, 2018
The Alabama coach Nick Saban made an incredibly brave/cruel move at half time, when trailing 13-0, replacing his quarterback Jalen Hurts with backup Tua Tagovailoa, who went on to throw three touchdowns, including the game winner in overtime.