Brett Favre: Political Messages Have No Place in Sports

In an interview with Sinclair Broadcasting’s Eric Bolling this week, NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre said that, in many ways, he was glad not to be playing football in the current climate. Asked by Bolling about the trend of players kneeling for the national anthem, Favre said that political messages have little or nothing to do with the game at hand.

“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,” Favre said. “I’m not saying who’s right or wrong. There’s a lot of things that need to be fixed in this country and this world. We can all work together.”

It was to this last point that Favre decried modern “cancel culture” and its tendency to vilify anyone who isn’t on board with the “right” opinion.

“If you like oranges and I don’t, is that wrong? Does that mean I’m supposed to dislike you?” he asked. “You’re either with us or we hate you.”

Bolling noted that this is not Favre’s first foray into criticizing the political climate surrounding the NFL and other pro sports. Earlier this year, the former quarterback sent in a video question to President Donald Trump, asking: “Hello, Mr. President. My question is, the NBA, and the NFL are struggling with lower ratings as fans clearly do not want political messaging mixed with their sports. So, how should the leagues support and promote an anti-racism position without becoming political and alienating fans?”

Bolling built off this question to ask, “Did you get a lot of heat for that?”

“I don’t pay attention,” Favre said. “Most people thought it was a good question. All the haters, they can’t wait to get on their phones. All of us, the older generation, we’re more concerned about the direction of the country. It’s frightening what it’s going to be like in 20-30 years from now, honestly I have no idea, but I can’t imagine it being pleasant.”

That’s a pretty safe prediction. After all, it’s already unpleasant. And, so far, there appears to be very few on the left – or anywhere close to the left – willing to stand up to the out-of-control social justice mob and their ridiculous demands. Maybe some kind of mass courage will materialize at some point.

Can’t say we’re too hopeful about that, though.

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