Aaron Rodgers hasn’t found too many friends after his vaccination status was revealed and then his proceeding comments about why he thinks he did not deceive the public.
He has found at least one supporter in Mike Fisher, a former NHL star who played for the Ottawa Senators and Nashville Predators from 1999 to 2018, who posted on Instagram: “I stand with Aaron Rodgers.”
“I believe in the freedom to choose what we put in our bodies and the freedom of conscience. I agree with him in that the science clearly shows the vaccinated spread covid at basically the same rate as the unvaccinated,” Fisher wrote in the Instagram caption.
“The @nhl @nfl and other leagues are ignoring the science and choosing to coerce and punish unvaccinated players with these restrictions. If they really cared about people’s health they would have daily testing for all. But these past 2 years has clearly shown us that this is not about our health, it’s about control over our lives. I won’t stand for that. It’s time to fight for our medical freedom and I feel for those that have been fired for choosing medical freedom. People losing their jobs over a medical choice is un-American and unacceptable. We need to stand up now before it’s too late!!”
The Green Bay Packers QB made waves when he appeared in an interview on “The Pat McAfee Show” on Friday and rattled off several reasons why he chose not to get vaccinated, including him being allergic to an ingredient in mRNA vaccines. He said he also talked to his friend Joe Rogan about the treatments Rogan took when the podcaster was diagnosed with COVID and admitted one of the medicines he was on was ivermectin.
Rodgers said the Packers knew what his vaccination status was. He also complained about the protocols for the players.
“Some of the rules, to me, are not based in science at all. They’re purely trying to out and shame people, like needing to wear a mask at a podium when every person in the room is vaccinated and wearing a mask — makes no sense to me,” Rodgers said. “If you got vaccinated to protect yourself from a virus I don’t have as an unvaccinated individual, then why are you worried about anything I could give you?”
“I have followed every single protocol to a tee, minus the one I just mentioned because it actually makes no sense to me. My daily routine is the routine of an unvaccinated person.”
The NFL has since fined Rodgers and the Packers.