Brett Favre wants politics out of sports, says kneeling for national anthem has ‘created more turmoil’


Out of USA Today Sports, Jordan Mendoza, picked up comments from Brett Favre that we agree with.  Players making millions of dollars a year in an American Professional League are doing more damage than good by bringing politics into sporting events.  They are dividing us, and are not exemplifying a good example for our youth.  My Uncle died in Iwo Jima for our freedom.  Over 360,000 Union soldiers died in the Civil War to abolish slavery.  These athletes should realize the sacrifices many Americans (of all nationalities) made for them…and to be proud of it.  Here’s the report:

Pro Football Hall of Famer Brett Favre said he does not want politics involved in sports because it’s hurting the games.

Favre made his comments Sunday on “The Andrew Klavan Show,” on The Daily Wire. He added that he believes most fans want sports to remain about sports, not politics. 

“I know when I turn on a game, I want to watch a game. I want to watch players play and teams win, lose, come from behind,” Favre said. “I want to watch all the important parts of the game, not what’s going on outside of the game, and I think the general fan feels the same way,

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“I can’t tell you how many people, have said to me, ‘I don’t watch anymore, it’s not about the game anymore,’ and I tend to agree.”

Favre’s comments came days after Major League Baseball decided to move the league’s All-Star Game to Coors Field in Denver, Colorado after pulling it from Truist Park near Atlanta, Georgia. The decision to pull the game from the Atlanta Braves’ stadium came after Georgia passed voting laws likened to Jim Crow-era laws.

a man holding a baseball bat in front of a crowd: Week 2: Pro Football Hall of Famer Brett Favre was in attendance for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' game against the Carolina Panthers.© Kim Klement, USA TODAY Sports Week 2: Pro Football Hall of Famer Brett Favre was in attendance for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ game against the Carolina Panthers.

This week, athletes have spoken out about the death of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man who was shot by a white police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.

The 20-year NFL veteran and Super Bowl 31 winner was open about voting for former president Donald Trump in the 2020 election. When asked why it was controversial for him to support Trump, but not for athletes to kneel for the national anthem, Favre said the controversary was very lopsided and kneeling for the anthem has “created more turmoil, than good.”

“It’s really a shame that we’ve come to this,” he said. “Something has to unify us, and I felt like the flag, standing patriotically — because Blacks and whites and Hispanics have fought for this country and died for this country. It’s too bad.”

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  • 04/14/2021
  • Jordan Mendoza