One of the biggest topics in the NFL as well as other sports is athletes kneeling during the national anthem in 2020 — something that has been a growing trend in the sports world in recent weeks.
The topic isn’t nearly as divisive as it was when Colin Kaepernick first started kneeling to protest racial and social injustice in 2016, but Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre said Monday that he thinks it can still cause issues — both inside a locker room and out.
“There’s no right answer,” Favre told USA Today. “Other than, the right answer is that we all get along. It seems like the more people try the more damage is done.”
“I know from being in an NFL locker room for 20 years, regardless of race, background, money you grew up with, we were all brothers. It didn’t matter,” he said, via USA Today. “Guys got along great. Will that be the same [if players kneel]? I don’t know. If one guy chooses to stand for his cause and another guy chooses to kneel for his cause, is one right and the other wrong? I don’t believe so. We tend to be fixed on highs.”
Favre also touched on the topic of racial inequality in America.
“I don’t know what it’s like to be Black. It’s not for me to say what’s right and what’s wrong. I do know we should all be treated equal. If you can’t do that, you shouldn’t be in America.”
Favre played in the league from 1991-2010 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2016.