During an interview with Sinclair Broadcasting’s Eric Bolling he opined on just how he feels about seeing players kneeling during the national anthem during NFL games.
“I’m certainly glad I’m not playing today for a variety of different reasons, and that’s one of them. I just don’t want to be asked political questions after the game that have nothing to do with how my team played,” he responded. “I’m not going to give an opinion on who’s right or wrong, but I will agree that there are some things that need to be fixed in this country. However, we all can work together.”
Favre said he took issue with the whole idea of “cancel culture”, saying that, “Well, what if I like oranges but you don’t? Does that mean that you should dislike me? Or that I should dislike you? Society is terribly polarized nowadays. It seems that you’re either with someone or they hate you.”
This former QB was known for leading his teams to eight different division titles and five NFC Championship games in his 20 years in the NFL.
Bolling also discussed Favre asking Trump a video question earlier this year. “Hello, Mr. President,” Favre had begun. “My question is this: with the NFL and the NBA struggling with lower ratings because fans don’t want political statements, how do you think the leagues should support and promote an anti-racism position without making it too political and pushing fans away?”
“There are a lot of fans who simply don’t want political messaging mixed in with their sports,” Bolling said. “Did they give you a lot of heat for that?”
“I wasn’t paying attention,” Favre responded. “A lot of people thought I asked him a good question. Of course, the haters couldn’t wait to get to their phones, but those in the older generation are just worried about the direction of our country.”
Favre also said that he’s concerned about the future of this country.
“It’s hard to imagine what it’s going to be like in 20 to 30 years, but I can’t imagine that it’s going to be pleasant,” he said.
For his part, President Trump also said that he strongly disagrees with the kneeling during the National Anthem. “I think it’s disgraceful,” Trump said. “I pushed for them to get open, and then they did this. It’s terrible.”
Ratings continue to slide according to the Associated Press. “Games are only averaging just over 15 million television and digital viewers, which is a decline of 6% from last year. However, the good news is that all but four of the top 30 shows since the beginning of the season have been NFL games.”
What do you think about Brett Favre’s viewpoints regarding the NFL’s continual protests?