NFL Legend Brett Favre Blasts Sports For Being Too Political
Brett Favre shares his views about sports and politics specifically how he likes to watch a game for what's on the field, not other stuff.
Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre say he’s have enough of sports being political.
We’ve all seen how sports have become more political than ever these days. From NFL players kneeling on the field to baseball moving its all-star game out of Georgia.
It’s nearly impossible to watch a professional sporting event of any kind without being lectured to about liberalism in some way.
Favre says fans just want the focus to be on the actual sports themselves.
Favre Discusses Politicization Of Sports
When Favre was asked if he’s shocked by how political sports have become, he responded: “Yeah, I think both sides, for the most part, want to see it just remain about the sport, not about politics.”
“At least that’s my interpretation,” he added.. “I know when I turn on a game, I want to watch the game. I want to watch the players play and teams win and lose and come from behind. I want to watch all the important parts of the game, not what’s going on outside the game. I think the general fan feels the same way.”
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Take a look at the interview here:
Things Were Different When Favre Was Playing
Favre was later asked if when he was playing football, there was any of this racial tension in the locker room that has become so common today.
He said: “Absolutely not. 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 we truly were a family. So yeah, to answer your question we absolutely didn’t have issues.”
“I don’t know what issues, if any, in the locker room that they’re facing now other than what I hear, or assumptions. So if there are problems within the locker room, you know, that’s too bad.”
Favre Discusses Supporting Trump
In this same interview, Favre was asked about the backlash he got for voicing that he planned to vote for Donald Trump in the presidential election last year.
Daily Wire host Andrew Klazan lamented the fact that this was treated as something bad, yet NFL players kneeling during the national anthem is seen as a positive thing by society.
“Absolutely, it’s very lopsided and whatever happened to, you know, your ideas, your thoughts, your beliefs being yours and not wrong?” Favre responded. “That seems a distant past.”
He added that everyone who knows him knows he’s “the furthest thing from a racist. I think I’m a pretty good guy who cares about other people as well and you know, I knew that it was going to create a firestorm by first of all playing golf with the president, which I thought was an honor regardless of who that president is and by tweeting my support for President Trump I knew that would create some more issues.”
Favre Addresses Anthem Kneeling
Not stopping there, Favre directly addressed the issue of kneeling during the national anthem.
“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,” said Favre. “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.
“Again, it’s a shame,” Favre added. “There’s always been differences and issues within the world, within the country, within our states. But something has to unify us. I felt like the flag and standing patriotically — because blacks and white and hispanics have fought and died for this country. It’s too bad.”
Favre is one of the few celebrities who has had the guts to speak out against the liberal politicization of sports, as doing so puts a star at risk of becoming the latest target of cancel culture.
F We applaud Favre for having the courage to speak out on this, and we hope other likeminded celebrities join him in doing so in the future.