Brian Urlacher’s recent social media activity has stirred up a ton of controversy.
The Chicago Bears legendary linebacker posted an Instagram story that belittled NBA players for refusing to play playoff games Wednesday and again Thursday. Urlacher’s Instagram story referenced a legendary “Monday Night Football” performance that Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre had in 2003, torching the Oakland Raiders a day after his father died.
“Brett Favre played the MNF game the day his dad died, threw 4 TDs in the first half and was a legend for playing in the face of adversity,” the Instagram story read. “NBA players boycott the playoffs because a dude reaching for a knife, wanted on a felony sexual assault warrant, was shot by police.”
On top of that, Urlacher also ‘liked’ a post that praised Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old from Antioch who has been charged with first-degree intentional homicide after he shot three people with an assault rifle during protests Tuesday night, killing two. The image was accompanied by emphatic text: “FREE KYLE RITTENHOUSE!!!! Patriot Lives Matter!!!”
The Bears organization appear to be distancing themselves away from Urlacher with their released statement, via PFT:
“The social media posts in no way reflect the values or opinions of the Chicago Bears organization,” the team said in a statement issued on Thursday night.