What did New England’s athletes have to say about the election?

Published On November 7, 2012 | By Meredith Perri

As the votes came in yesterday, an historic amount of people took to Twitter to share their experience voting and their political opinions. According to the Detroit Free Press, yesterday’s re-election of President Barack Obama became the most tweeted about event in United States history as over 20 million of those 140 character messages found their way onto people’s timelines.

So what did New England’s favorite players have to say? While some kept their political opinions away from Twitter with messages reminding people to vote, others retweeted or tweeted about their candidate of choice.

Let’s start with the first group: three members of the New England Patriots — punter Zoltan Mesko, linebacker Dane Fletcher and wide receiver Deion Branch — as well as one Boston Red Sox — left fielder Daniel Nava — took the non-partisan route.

Meanwhile, Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker asked people to vote by retweeting Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Celtics power forward Jared Sullinger showed his frustration via his tweets about the election.

To cap off the tweets, Celtics power forward Jeff Green, Patriots cornerback Ras-I Dowling and Patriots running back Shane Vereen showed their excitement when President Obama was projected as the winner of the election.


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Meredith is a junior journalism student at Boston University. She has covered nearly every sport for The Daily Free Press, BU’s independent student newspaper, but mainly writes about women’s hockey. Meredith has also covered Major League Baseball as an intern with SNY and MetsBlog.com. Follow her on Twitter at @mere579.