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Brett Favre Needs To Stick To Football

Jeff Katz
June 23, 2020 - 1:42 pm

NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre says that former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick should be given the same "hero" status as former Arizona Cardinals safety Pat Tillman.

During an interview with TMZ Sports, Favre was asked whether Kaepernick should get a spot on an NFL team in light of recent events. Then the Packers legendary QB was asked an astronomically stupid question:

You look at Colin Kapernick, you people look at him as like a Jackie Robinson or Muhammed Ali. Is Colin Kaepernick someone that belongs in Canton some day for what he did -- obviously leading a team to the Superbowl -- but also for what he’s done off the field?

However, Favre's response was not much better, as he said it must have been hard "to stop what you've always dreamed of doing, and put it on hold - maybe forever - for something that you believe in."

Then came the awful comparison:

I can only think of - right off the top of my head - Pat Tillman's another guy who did something similar, and we regard him as a hero. So I'd assume that hero status will be stamped with Kaepernick as well.

Tillman left the NFL and enlisted in the Army in June 2002 in the wake of the September 11 attacks and later joined the Army Rangers. He was killed in Afghanistan in 2004.

Colin Kaepernick knelt for the national anthem, wore socks depicting cops as pigs and a Fidel Castro t-shirt on separate occasions and bashed the United States as racist for killing murderous Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. He also blew his chance to get back into the league after turning a private workout into a PR stunt to further martyr himself. That sound like a hero to you?