Brett Favre Refuses To Condemn Anthem-Kneeling – ‘There’s No Right Answer’
NFL legend Brett Favre just refused to condemn the anthem-kneeling trend started by Colin Kaepernick, saying "there's no right answer" to this issue.
During a new interview on Monday, NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre refused to outright condemn the movement of kneeling during the national anthem before games started by Colin Kaepernick. Instead, Favre was careful not to offend the radical left by tiptoeing around the subject as much as possible, calling for unity among players.
Brett Favre Comments On Anthem-Kneeling
“There’s no right answer,” Favre told USA Today when asked about kneeling during the anthem. “Other than, the right answer is that we all get along. It seems like the more people try the more damage is done.”
However, not everyone agrees with his stance:
Brett Favre: ‘There’s no right answer’ about kneeling in protest during the national anthem.
Wrong again Brett. The copper fit is too tight.
There is ONE RIGHT answer!
Stand up punks!
— Nobodybutme IncorrigibleDeplorable (@Nobodybutme17) August 11, 2020
If you think Colin Kaepernick is a great man you're as politically naive as you were athletically talented.
You're being used by the left to sell hatred of USA.
Read "Rules for Radicals" & learn what you're involved in w/o realizing it. Have Drew Brees read it too.
— Philip Schuyler (@FiveRights) August 3, 2020
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While Favre would not condemn kneeling during the anthem, he did wonder whether the practice could divide NFL locker rooms going into this season.
“I know from being in an NFL locker room for 20 years, regardless of race, background, money you grew up with, we were all brothers it didn’t matter. Guys got along great. Will that be the same (with kneeling scenario)? I don’t know. If one guy chooses to stand for his cause and another guy chooses to kneel for his cause, is one right and the other wrong? I don’t believe so. We tend to be fixed on highs.
“I don’t know what it’s like to be Black. It’s not for me to say what’s right and what’s wrong. I do know we should all be treated equal. If you can’t do that, you shouldn’t be in America.”
Brett Favre Compares Colin Kaepernick To Pat Tillman
But Favre’s recent refusal to condemn anthem-kneeling is peanuts compared to his past statements.
Back in June, Favre offended millions of Americans when he compared Colin Kaepernick to Pat Tillman.
In his mind, the former NFL quarterback who started the anthem kneeling protests is on the same level as the NFL safety who left the league to join the U.S. Army after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Pat Tillman is an American hero. A man who selflessly gave up a lucrative pro sports career and his life for this country.
Tillman was tragically killed by friendly fire while serving in Afghanistan in 2004, giving his life for his country.
“I can only think of — right off the top of my head — Pat Tillman’s another guy who did something similar, and we regard him as a hero. So I’d assume that hero status will be stamped with Kaepernick as well.”
Let’s make this crystal clear: Pat Tillman and Colin Kaepernick are nothing alike.
There Is A Right And Wrong Answer When It Comes To Anthem-Kneeling
Given this comparison between Kaepernick and Tillman, it’s no surprise that Favre has stuck his foot in his mouth once again and showcased his ignorance to the world.
Contrary to what Favre said, there is indeed a right and wrong answer to whether or not to kneel for the anthem: The right answer is always to stand, and anyone who doesn’t has no respect for this nation. Period.