‘I don’t want to be asked questions after a game that had nothing to do with play,’ Favre said.
Former Green Bay Packers quarterback and NFL Hall of Famer Brett Favre recently spoke out against politics being forcefully injected into American sports leagues.
Speaking with Eric Bolling on “America This Week,” Favre said he is glad he retired before politics infiltrated the NFL.
Bolling asked Favre about the controversial kneeling during the singing of the National Anthem, and the longtime Packer said, “I’m glad I’m not playing for a lot of reasons. That’s one. I don’t want to be asked questions after a game that had nothing to do with play.”
Brett also touched on New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who was criticized for saying he’d refuse to kneel during the anthem because his relatives fought for our country.
“I don’t think he’s wrong,” Favre said of Brees’ decision to stand for the National Anthem. “I’m not saying Micheal Thomas is wrong if he wants to kneel for his cause,” he added. “I’m not saying who’s right or wrong.”
Bolling explained that after backlash, Brees walked back his comments and caved to the BLM cancel culture mob.
“You do something they don’t like and then they go after you and they wait and see the reaction,” he said. “And the one’s who walk back and apologize, they pile on. He got piled on when he walked it back.”
Favre responded, “He got bullied, there’s no question about it, and he wasn’t wrong. There’s a lot of things that need to be fixed in this country and this world, but a starting quarterback for the New Orleans Saints can’t fix it.”