Former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher has been trending on social media for hours after he criticized NBA players’ decision to boycott their respective playoff games in protest of the Jacob Blake shooting that occurred in Kenosha, Wis., on Sunday.
In an Instagram story, the 13-year NFL linebacker put the NBA players’ boycott to Brett Favre after the latter played on Monday Night Football in 2003 following the death of his father. He also suggested the players’ motive for boycotting was unworthy because Blake was “reaching for a knife” and “wanted on a felony sexual assault warrant.”
To make matters even worse, the retired Chicago Bears linebacker was also caught liking a post that called Kyle Rittenhouse a “patriot” after he shot and killed two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Investigators haven’t explained why police drew guns on Blake and why the officer opened fire. They say a knife was found in the SUV, but they have said nothing about what role it may have played.
Blake survived but is paralyzed, and it would “take a miracle” for him to walk again, family attorney Ben Crump said Tuesday.