A group of Air Force football players attempted to give President Joe Biden a jersey, helmet, and team-signed ball, but he appeared perplexed and finally strayed away.
The embarrassing scenario happened at the White House on Friday, when Biden awarded the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy to the Air Force football team for beating all other service academies in the 2022-2023 football season. On their route to a 10-win season, the Air Force had not only defeated the US Naval Academy along with the US Military Academy, but they additionally defeated Baylor in the Armed Forces Bowl.
However, Biden was not the only one who desired to bestow gifts. After delivering the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy to the Air Force, the team tried to present Biden with a helmet, jersey, and team-signed ball. After exchanging awkward glances with Biden and the young soldiers, the president turned and began to walk away, leaving the Air Force’s players just standing there holding the helmet and football.
Joe Biden hosted the football team today! He was to be presented with a ball signed by the team, a helmet and a football jersey with his name on it. But Biden grabbed only a sweater and began to wander, looking for a way out. pic.twitter.com/z7tJONIp81
— Spriter (@Spriter99880) April 29, 2023
The Air Force players appeared to anticipate Biden to accept the additional presents. The president’s departure from the group is unknown. Twitter users were taken aback by the president’s perplexing actions.
According to ABC News, “the Air Force Falcons have taken home the trophy 21 times, in contrast to 16 for the Navy Midshipmen as well as 9 for the Army Knights. In 1972, competition between service academies began. The trophy weighs 170 pounds and is topped by three silver footballs.”