NFL Hall of Famer Brett Favre appeared on “America This Week with Eric Bolling” last week. In a clip from his discussion with Eric Bolling, Favre talks about politics in football and cancel culture.
The clip begins with Bolling stating that he doesn’t want to get too political. He then asks Favre how he feels about the “kneeling for the anthem nonsense” going on in the NFL today.
Brett Favre is Glad He Retired
Favre gave a simple answer on his feelings toward the current state of the NFL before going more in-depth. “I’m glad I’m not playing,” he told Bolling. “I don’t want to be asked questions after a game that have nothing to do with playing,” he continued.
Getting into the topic of kneeling for the national anthem, Favre can see both sides. He said that he does not believe that Saints quarterback Drew Brees was wrong for standing for the anthem. At the same time, he does not believe that Brees’ teammate Michael Thomas was wrong to kneel for his cause. He stated that there are many problems in America and neither he nor Brees are the ones to fix them.
Favre on Cancel Culture
They spoke briefly about the blowback caused by Brees’ stance. In the eyes of Favre and Bolling, Brees was bullied into walking back his remarks. They mention that the cancel culture attacks individuals for an action then waits to see what the reaction is before piling on with an all out attack.
The Super Bowl champion is no stranger to getting heat for his opinions online. In October, he tweeted his support for Donald Trump in the 2020 election. Twitter reacted about the way you would expect. The replies to his tweet were full of criticism and a little support.
My Vote is for what makes this country great, freedom of speech & religion, 2nd Amnd, hard working tax paying citizens, police & military. In this election, we have freedom of choice, which all should respect. For me & these principles, my Vote is for @RealDonaldTrump. #Vote ☑️🇺🇸— Brett Favre (@BrettFavre) October 30, 2020
They went on to discuss the video question Favre sent into Bolling’s townhall with Donald Trump. In the clip Brett Favre opines that NFL and NBA ratings are down due to political displays by players. He goes on to ask how the leagues can promote an anti-racism stance without being political and alienating fans.
Boling asked if the Hall of Famer had gotten any heat because of the clip. To which he replied, “I don’t know, to be honest with you. I don’t know. I don’t pay attention.” Because, he says that people who agree or don’t care don’t comment but those who are critical “can’t wait to get on their phones”. According to Favre, he has more important things to do than worry about the opinions of people on the internet.