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Tony Dungy Defends On-Air Comments About Nick Foles’ Christian Faith During Super Bowl By Steve Warren

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Former NFL coach and now NBC Sports commentator Tony Dungy is responding to criticism on social media about his analysis of the strength of Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback Nick Foles’ Christian faith in helping the Eagles defeat the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII.

A strong Christian himself, Dungy responded in a tweet Tuesday writing, “NBC pays me to express my opinion. And it was my opinion that Nick Foles would play well because his Christian faith would allow him to play with confidence.  And that he’s a good QB. I think I was right on both counts.”

To date, Dungy’s tweet has been retweeted more than 7,000 times and has received more than 45,000 likes.

Dungy followed up with another tweet to a non-Christian responder a few hours later writing, “Why would you find it hard to believe that the Holy Spirit could speak to Nick Foles just as much as a coach could speak to him? If he credited a coach for saying ‘Stay calm and be confident’ that’s good. But if he tells me Christ says that to him, I shouldn’t report it???”

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