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MAGA Hat Student My Smirk Wasn’t Really a Smirk … Here’s What It Meant

The MAGA hat-wearing student who faced off with a Native American Vietnam vet says his smirk seen ’round the world wasn’t out of smugness … just peaceful defiance.

Covington Catholic High School junior Nick Sandmann appeared on “Today” Wednesday with Savannah Guthrie, who grilled him on a number of topics — most importantly … why didn’t he just walk away, and what was up with that smirk on his face?

Sandmann says, in hindsight, he wishes he would’ve just walked when Nathan Phillips came up to him drumming. That said, he explains that, in the moment, he felt leaving or making any sudden movement would’ve escalated the situation.

On that smirk … Sandmann says it was just him smiling with the message of, “[T]hat is the best you’re going to get out of me, you won’t get any further reaction of aggression and I’m going to stand here as long as you want to hit that drum in my face.”

Sandmann further explained people who have come to judge him based on one expression they saw have jumped to harsh conclusions based on mere assumptions.

The full interview can be watched on the “Today” website.

UFC’s Allen Crowder I Forgive Greg Hardy … Knee Wasn’t Dirty

EXCLUSIVE

Allen Crowder — the UFC fighter who took a vicious knee to the head from Greg Hardy on Saturday — says the move was NOT a dirty one … telling TMZ Sports, “sh*t happens.”

Hardy and Crowder squared off in the co-main event of UFC on ESPN+ … but the match ended in the 2nd round after Greg blasted Allen with a right knee to the temple while he was still down.

Hardy was DQ’d … and given his troubled past — many wondered if the ex-NFL player who has been previously accused of domestic violence MEANT to throw the illegal shot.

But, Crowder says he doesn’t think Hardy had any malicious intentions with the move … saying, “it’s a fight. It’s the heat of the moment.”

“There’s a lot of people that have made the same mistake. I have no hard feelings against him at all. He was tired, and sh*t happens. I have no hard feelings about it at all.”

For his part … Greg says he didn’t know the knee was illegal — saying, “it was not intentional.”

FYI … Crowder says if officials had given him another 30-or-so seconds — he woulda gotten up and continued the fight.

As for a rematch … Crowder says he’d be down — if the price is right.

Arian Foster Says 2Pac’s Music Wasn’t That Deep … Internet Goes Beserk

EXCLUSIVE

Former NFL All-Pro Arian Foster is facing a force more devastating than any defense he ever ran through … ANGRY TUPAC FANS … who are all over Arian, for giving a controversial Pac take.

FULL DISCLOSURE … Arian is a rapper himself (he’s really good) and a HUGE 2Pac fan, so much so that the name of his debut album is “Flamingo & Koval” the intersection where Shakur was fatally shot.

Arian says he named the album that because of how deeply Pac’s music has affected him, but when he sat down on “Van Lathan’s The Red Pill” podcast, he offered something most 2Pac fans don’t, a critique.

“Pac is my favorite artist of all-time, but to pretend his music was just out of this world intellectually deep …”

Arian’s point was that rap has evolved since Pac was around, and when compared to some of the artists dealing with super cerebral topics now, Shakur’s topics were more simple. 

Welp, that’s not how the WORLD saw it, and now Foster has been taking major heat from fans who still have a ton of California love for Pac.

Here are some of the best responses …

“55 seconds of Arian Foster proving why NFL needs better helmets. Lmao. STFU dude.”

“Yeah, I’m cancelling him before I even hear his music. I’m petty when it comes to Pac.”

“Arianfoster your comment about Tupac is Kanye West-level crazy wrong.”

BTW … we should say, there were also A LOT of people who agreed with Foster, and a debate is happening. But, they were much more polite in their comments.

So, right now, it seems like it’s just Arian against the world. Listen to the full episode of “Van Lathan’s The Red Pill”