O.J. Simpson turned 72 on Tuesday, dubbing it his “33rd annual 39th birthday.”
The Juice celebrated in the only way he knows how — with a round of golf and an off-the-rails Twitter video, in which he spoke about sports, his “haters” on the internet and cable TV, ancient Greek Philosophers, race relations in America today and the “hurricanes” that have descended upon his life.
At one point, Simpson called out former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick for complaining about the flag-inspired Nike shoe design that was pulled from shelves recently.
“Lately, I saw what Kaepernick pointed out — that the Betsy Ross flag was being used by some negative groups as their symbol,” Simpson said, sporting an all-black Nike golf shirt and clutching one of his clubs.
“Well, I say dont let the negative win,” he added. “As far as Im concerned, that flag represents the birth of America.”
Simpson appeared to start the video off with a golf drive before turning his attention to the camera.
“Thats what Im talking about!” he said. “This is yours truly…Today I am celebrating my 33rd annual 39th birthday, and I gotta tell you, its been quite a ride. They say in every life some rain must fall — well, Ive had some hurricanes descend in my life. But I thank the Lord because through it all, Hes kept me relatively healthy and in good spirits and positive. And thats tough to do today with all the haters on the internet and on cable TV — spouting their negative opinions on just about everything.”
Still clutching his club, the USC legend and Heisman Trophy winner continued: “You know I like — was it Plato or was it Socrates, who said about opinions that they are not fact. That at the most they could be a possibility and maybe even a probability. But the facts are, they are not facts.”
Simpson, who was famously acquitted of murder in the 1990s, went on to say that “a lot of good things” had happened in his “39 years” — including improved race relations. He described seeing a softball game on at a bar one day, in which A