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Larry Fitzgerald eulogizes his friend John McCain

Getty Images John McCain is being remembered this week as a war hero and U.S. senator, but Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald remembers McCain as a friend.
Fitzgerald spoke at the memorial service for McCain in Phoenix today, and he gave a moving eulogy that highlighted the contrasts between the two men before explaining that their differences were not as great as their common humanity.
“I’m black, he was white,” Fitzgerald said.
“I’m young, he wasn’t so young.
He lived with physical limitations brought on by war, I’m a professional athlete.
He ran for president, I ran out of bounds.
He was the epitome of toughness, and I do everything I can to avoid contact.
I have flowing locks, and well, he didn’t.
I’ve asked myself the same question.
“Senator McCain,” Fitzgerald said, “it’s been a true honor to call you friend.”

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John McCain is being remembered this week as a war hero and U.S. senator, but Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald remembers McCain as a friend.

Fitzgerald spoke at the memorial service for McCain in Phoenix today, and he gave a moving eulogy that highlighted the contrasts between the two men before explaining that their differences were not as great as their common humanity.

“I’m black, he was white,” Fitzgerald said. “I’m young, he wasn’t so young. He lived with physical limitations brought on by war, I’m a professional athlete. He ran for president, I ran out of bounds. He was the epitome of toughness, and I do everything I can to avoid contact. I have flowing locks, and well, he didn’t. How does…

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