Former NFL star quarterback Brett Favre has a knack for drawing a ton of criticism for comments he makes in the media. The hall of fame QB recently revealed that he is not a fan of “politics” making their way into sports and people that he has talked to feel the same way as he does.
“I know when I turn on a game, I want to watch the game,” Favre said on The Andrew Klavan Show. “I want to watch players play and teams win, lose, come from behind. I want to watch all the, you know, important parts of the game, not what’s going on outside of the game. And I think the general fan feels the same way.”
“I think both sides, for the most part, want to see it just remain about the sport, not about politics,” Favre said. “At least, that’s my interpretation. I know when I turn on a game, I want to watch the game. I want to watch players play and teams win, lose, come from behind. I want to watch all the, you know, important parts of the game, not what’s going on outside of the game. And I think the general fan feels the same way.”
Shannon Sharpe is among those criticizing Favre for his comments as he blasted him on his show with Skip Bayless.
“Typical white, conservative male that’s stuck in his own little world that doesn’t give a damn about anything that doesn’t impact him,” Sharpe reportedly said on his FOX Sports 1 show. “You would think Brett Favre, born and raised in Kiln, Mississippi … does any place in America have any more racist history than Mississippi? But Brett Favre is unaware. You see what they’ve done, Skip. If it’s an issue, they’ve made it political. Damn politics — right and wrong. Can you see that Brett Favre? Right, wrong; take politics out of it.”
Sharpe, 52, added: “It isn’t about politics. It’s about right and wrong. And this is what I’m starting to see. He didn’t criticize J.J. Watt when he raised that money for Hurricane Harvey. He didn’t say a damn thing. But see, what we’re starting to see, America, is that if it doesn’t impact white America, white America don’t give a damn about it. … ‘Politics, politics, politics,’ man, stop. Brett Favre, you know you’re full of it. If I’d see him, I’d tell him he’s full of it.”