Brett Favre Is Tired of Politics Invading Sports, Says Fans Don’t Want To Hear About It During Games (VIDEO)
If you’re an avid sports watcher, then you know how much politics have been intertwined into broadcasts. You couldn’t escpae if you tried, unless you simply just turn of sports altogether.
Favre and his podcast co-host Eric Bolling recently had a sit-down interview to discuss some of the issues with politics in sports. The NFL hall of fame QB stated that fans on both sides are just tired of seeing politics in sports.
“Yeah, I think both sides, for the most part, want to see it just remain about the sport, not about politics,” said Favre when asked if he was surprised to see sports become so political. “At least that’s my interpretation. I know when I turn on a game, I want to watch the game. I want to watch the players play and teams win and lose and come from behind. I want to watch all the important parts of the game, not what’s going on outside the game. I think the general fan feels the same way.”
Favre was then asked if he had seen tensions related to race back during his playing days.
“Absolutely not,” Favre replied. “In fact, that was sort of our protected space if you will, where we could kind of let our guard down. We were in something together. We fought together. We won together. We lost together. And we we truly were a family. So yeah, to answer your question we absolutely didn’t have issues.
“I don’t know what issues, if any, in the locker room that they’re facing now other than what I hear, or assumptions. So if there are problems within the locker room, you know, that’s too bad.”
Favre also touched on national anthem protests where he added they have “created more turmoil than good.”
“I can’t tell you how many people have said to me, ‘I don’t watch anymore. It’s not about the game anymore.’ I tend to agree. It’s a shame,” Favre said. “There’s always been differences and issues within the world, within the country, within our states. But something has to unify us. I felt like the flag and standing patriotically — because blacks and white and Hispanics have fought and died for this country. It’s too bad.”