Former NFL superstar quarterback Brett Favre has dared to defy the Twitter mob. He came out vocally last Friday against the divisive protests that have ruined the sports experience for millions of Americans.
Favre, whose 20 year NFL career was mostly spent slinging the rock for the Green Bay Packers appeared on the Andrew Klavan Show. There he suggested that the Black Lives Matter agenda is far from the holy cause that it has been portrayed as by the media, and has actually driven fans away from football.
He said, “Something’s got to unite us. And the games or sport in the past has been some kind of unification, now, it’s almost like a division. I can’t tell you how many people, including yourself, have said to me, ‘I don’t watch anymore. It’s not about the game anymore’. I tend to agree”, referring to the kneeling during the national anthem. The unpatriotic practice began when Colin Kaepernick refused to stand and it spread like a cancer throughout all of professional sports.
Favre added, “I know when I turn on a game, I want to watch a game. I want to watch players play and teams win, lose, come from behind. I want to watch all the important parts of the game, not what’s going on outside of the game, and I think the general fan feels the same way”.
Brett Favre: "I can't tell you how many people, have said to me, 'I don't watch anymore, it's not about the game anymore,' and I tend to agree."
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When asked by Klavan whether there were political and racial tensions between players during his career Favre answered: “In fact, that was sort of our protected space if you will, where we could kind of let our guard down. We were in something together. We fought together. We won together. We lost together. And we truly were a family. So yeah, to answer your question we absolutely didn’t have issues”.
A member of the Pro Football Hall Of Fame, Favre played his entire career in a time when sports (and especially the NFL) served as a unifying experience. Football brought all Americans, regardless of race, creed, gender, or economic status, together to cheer for their teams. Those days seem long gone now, perhaps for good.
Favre’s remarks come after Major League Baseball’s highly politicized decision to move the annual All-Star Game out of Atlanta (a heavily black city) and relocate it to Denver, which has one of the whitest populations of any city in the country. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred caved to the Democrat temper tantrum over Georgia’s election integrity law. So far this has resulted in the league’s popularity collapsing with Republicans, who have long been baseball’s most devoted fans.
The NFL paid dearly for going all-in on Kaepernick and the ‘kneelers’ during the 2017 season, in terms of lost fan support, tanking television ratings, and empty stadium seats. However, to its credit the league realized its mistake and downplayed the protests after that year.
Nonetheless, riots and widespread destruction after the George Floyd video last year drove the NFL to reverse course and embrace the militant BLM agenda. So much so that two national anthems were played before the first week’s games, one for blacks and one for whites, and propagandistic racial slogans adorned end-zones and player’s helmets.
Transnational corporations have gone fully “woke” after the Georgia law was passed, and violence is ready to erupt anew when Derek Chauvin’s murder trial finally delivers a verdict. Look for sports to become exponentially more poisoned by leftist politics, regardless of how many fans are disgusted by it.