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The problem with politics in America is that there are too many “celebrities” spouting off with either a lack of knowledge, or a lack of integrity to speak the truth.
Popular former NFL star quarterback Brett Favre just scored himself some serious “woke” points among the left, though the gain may come at the expense of those who love their country and respect the sacrifice of those in the U.S. military who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice to protect it.
Favre called the radical left former NFL player Colin Kaepernick a “hero,” likening him to Pat Tillman, the former Arizona Cardinal safety who walked away from both a successful NFL career and a standing contract offer to serve his country as a U.S. Army Ranger following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack.
“I can only think of right off the top of my head, Pat Tillman is another guy that did something similar,” Favre told TMZ Sports. “And, we regard him as a hero. So, I’d assume that hero status will be stamped with Kaepernick as well.”
Tillman died in Afghanistan in a 2004 friendly fire incident. He was posthumously awarded the Silver Star for leading his Rangers unit to the rescue of comrades caught in an ambush.
Favre, who has clearly bought into the liberal media narrative that racism is rampant in America, suggested that Kaepernick opted to walk away from his NFL career so he could fight the perceived oppression.
“It’s not easy for a guy his age, black or white, Hispanic, whatever, to stop something that you’ve always dreamed of doing, and put it on hold, maybe forever, for something that you believe in,” Favre said.
The truth is, Kaepernick, whose career was flailing, opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers in 2017 to become an unrestricted free agent. The move proved to backfire on him when no team was willing to pay a quarterback with fading talent the kind of money Kaepernick was seeking.
The left-leaning sports network ESPN reported at the time sources were saying that Kaepernick would no longer kneel during the playing of the national anthem — the former player first took a knee early in his final season in 2016.
“I thought he was a dynamic player when he was playing in his prime,” Favre said. “He’s still young and hasn’t been hit in several years, so there’s no reason to think that he’s lost that much of a step.”
The trouble is, Kaepernick was not in his prime when he last played — his record as a starting quarterback in his last 19 games was a dismal 3-16.
And Favre’s remarks ignore the fact that the far-left player once wore “piggy socks” on the field to denigrate police.
Or that he once wore a T-shirt bearing photos of Malcolm X and communist dictator Fidel Castro.
Kapernick praised the murderous Castro for allegedly having the highest literacy rate, saying it was because “they invest more in their education system than they do in their prison system,” unlike the United States.
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