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Social media reacts to Nick Saban meddling in the world of politics

Nick Saban looks on at Alabama's indoor practice during fall camp
Photo by Kent Gidley

A number of major figures in the world of sports co-signed a letter sent to West Virginia senator Joe Manchin in support of the passage of the “Freedom to Vote Act” through U.S. congress.

One of those figures was Alabama head coach Nick Saban who is a longtime friend of Manchin.

Saban, along with former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue, NBA legend and executive Jerry West, former WVU athletic director Oliver Luck and former NFL player Darryl Talley signed the letter.

The bill that’s combined with the “John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act,” which the five men hope to be passed would expand voter registration and voting access while limiting the removal of voters from the voter roll.

On Tuesday, it was reported by CNN that Saban asked to include a footnote to the letter which was not included in the version of the letter released.

“Coach Saban is not in favor of getting rid of the filibuster in the Senate. He believes this will destroy the checks and balances we must have in this Democracy. The others signing this letter take no position on this aspect on Senate policies.”

Saban, a West Virginia native, has rarely dabbled in any form of politics in his time at Alabama as fans have had mixed reactions to his support of the bill.

A few social media reactions can be seen below:


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