NFL quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, representing the Miami Dolphins, recently expressed his admiration for the film “Sound of Freedom” that addresses the grave issue of child trafficking.
“What kind of role do you think you play in just getting the guys together and getting the off-field conversations and getting that bond together?” a journalist inquired of Tagovailoa.
“Yeah, I think it’s really, really good,” Tagovailoa said. “We had an off day yesterday coming here. Went to dinner with the guys on Monday. And then we also got to go watch a movie yesterday, so it was cool. It was like a movie fest yesterday. Just movie hopping. Watched “Oppenheimer,” that was pretty good. Freaking long. That’s a long movie, oh my gosh. “Sound of Freedom” is good. Yeah, “Sound of Freedom” is definitely really good. You guys should watch that. Especially you guys with kids.”
The film “Sound of Freedom: garnered attention when its box office earnings surpassed expectations, raking in over $85 million within the initial fortnight.
However, it wasn’t without its detractors. Critics, predominantly from the left, alleged the movie was crafted to resonate with QAnon conspiracy enthusiasts, because it takes a strong stance against human trafficking of children.
Adding to the film’s notoriety, former President Donald Trump showcased the film at a private screening in his New Jersey club in July.
The narrative of the film revolves around Tim Ballard, an ex-agent from the Department of Homeland Security. Ballard established the Operation Underground Railroad, an initiative aimed at combating child sexual exploitation and trafficking.
Tagovailoa was not the first professional athlete to watch “Sound of Freedom” and appear to endorse the harrowing film. After recently watching the controversial film, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. appeared at a loss for words, posting on X that the film was “heavy” in a brief statement about the movie.
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