Brett Favre Says It’s “Unfair” Tokyo Olympics Allowing Trans Women To Compete In Games
Brett Favre recently said in an episode of his podcast that it is “unfair” for a transgender woman to compete in the Olympics.
The hall f fame QB said on his podcast “Bolling with Favre” that he is not in favor of weightlifter Laurel Hubbard competing.
“That’s unfair. It’s not fair for a man, even if this person wants to be a woman or feels compelled — if you want to become the opposite sex, that’s fine. I got no problem with it. But you can’t compete against — males cannot compete against females.”
“If I was a true female — I can’t believe I’m saying that — and I was competing in weightlifting and lost to this person, I would be beside myself.”
It was eight years ago when Hubbard transitioned and has since met all of the requirements of the International Olympic Committee’s regulations for trans athletes and fair competition.
Hubbard won a silver medal at the 2017 World Championships and gold in the 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa. She had a set back in 2018 with a serious back injury at the Commonwealth Games.
“I am grateful and humbled by the kindness and support that has been given to me by so many New Zealanders,” Hubbard said in a statement. “When I broke my arm at the Commonwealth Games three years ago, I was advised that my sporting career had likely reached its end. But your support, your encouragement, and your aroha (love) carried me through the darkness.”
Favre also suggested that transgender BMX rider Chelsea Wolfe should be banned from the Olympics after an old Facebook post surfaced in which Wolfe allegedly said she would burn the American flag on the medal podium.