Brett Favre Facing Criticism Over Maskless Attendance at Bucs Game When Fans Weren’t Allowed in Stadium

by Jacklyn Krol
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Brett Favre was a surprise visitor at the Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers football game on Sunday (September 20).

Brett Favre and His Appearance

Favre was a visitor in the stands at the game and it quickly sparked outrage. He was photographed not wearing a face mask, a requirement in most public places. Additionally, there are no guests typically permitted to view an NFL game in person.

The Response

Fans were not happy with the lack of face mask and the fact that guests were not supposed to attend the game. Buccaneers center player Ryan Jensen tweeted about Favre’s appearance.

“So he can go to the game but my family cant? Interesting,” he wrote.

See the tweet, below.

Brett’s Previous Comments

His appearance was a shock for most people. However, he recently made comments about the team after they lost their season opener to the Saints earlier this week. The game ended with a 34-23 loss. In an interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio on Tuesday (September 15), he defended Tom Brady. Additionally, he stated that the Buccaneers head coach, Bruce Arians, should not have publicly criticized his quarterback. “Don’t worry, I’ll tell everybody it was Tom’s fault,” Arians seemingly joked.

“I think the last person you want to call out after the first game of the year is Tom Brady,” Favre explained. “Now, maybe they had a mutual truce going into the game, going into the season, ‘Hey, I’m going to be hard on you. I want the guys to know we’re going to treat you the same even though technically I’m not, so are you OK with it?’ If they have that truce, great. If not, I think you are barking up the wrong tree.”

Other Headlines

The Green Bay Packers legend has been making numerous headlines recently. Last month, he spoke about kneeling during the National Anthem.

“I know from being in an NFL locker room for 20 years, regardless of race, background, money you grew up with, we were all brothers it didn’t matter,” he told USA Today. “Guys got along great. Will that be the same (with kneeling scenario)? I don’t know. If one guy chooses to stand for his cause and another guy chooses to kneel for his cause, is one right and the other wrong? I don’t believe so. We tend to be fixed on highs.”