Brett Favre Compares Colin Kaepernick To Fallen US Military Icon Pat Tillman, Claims He’s A ‘Hero’

Former superstar NFL quarterback Brett Favre compared anti-Trump, former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, best known for kneeling during the US national anthem, to fallen military hero Pat Tillman on Sunday.

Favre went on the claim that Kaepernick was, in fact, a ‘hero.’

As The Hill reports:

Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre on Sunday said that former NFL quarterback-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick should be given “hero status” like former NFL star Pat Tillman, who was killed in action in Afghanistan after leaving football to join the Army following 9/11.

“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,” Favre said while speaking with TMZ Sports. “So I’d assume that hero status will be stamped with Kaepernick as well.”

Tillman, who died at age 27 in 2004 after joining the Army Rangers in 2002, had turned down a $3.6 million contract offer from the Arizona Cardinals in order to enlist.

Kaepernick, 32, who once guided the 49ers to the Super Bowl, began kneeling during the national anthem during the 2016 NFL season to protest racial injustice in the United States. He has not played in the league since the end of that season.

 

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Joy Young
Joy Young
4 months ago

Brett Favre has taken one hit to the head one time too many. To even think of comparing Pat Tillman to an American hating anthem kneeling idiot is obscene and outrageous. Why can’t these people just do what they’re paid for and leave politics off the field? If Colin and his other anthem kneeling buddies are so bent out of shape over political issues let them run for political office and try to make changes.

Charles M
Charles M
4 months ago
Reply to  Joy Young

I agree with you totally . Bret Favre is a total idiot and he just proved it . You can’t compare a losing pos to a man that gave his life for his country . He drank more than Kool aid .

bill
bill
4 months ago
Reply to  Joy Young

One too many. Confirmed Favre is a certificated screwball. He’ll probably bote for Hillary in 2020. Lost in space.

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 months ago
Reply to  Joy Young

I agree totally with you.. Why can’t these guys who are whining for being paid millions anyway.. If they want to make change then do something about it by running for office. Or starting BIG BROTHER and SISTER programs.. Scholarship.. Brett Favre is a has been.!!

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous

God forbid, these apes running for office. Are not enough of them in office ?

Chris
Chris
4 months ago
Reply to  Joy Young

Agree 💯 %

Jobby Johnson
Jobby Johnson
4 months ago
Reply to  Joy Young

Brett clarified his remarks: I want to be clear that including Pat Tillman’s name in the recent interview on Colin Kaepernick was not a comparison of the two, but a recognition that they both sidelined their football dreams in pursuit of a cause. Pat tragically lost his life, making the ultimate sacrifice, and that will never be diminished and deserves the highest honor.

william palmer
william palmer
4 months ago
Reply to  Jobby Johnson

That’s not the way it came out. Pumpernickelm is NOT a Hero at all. He is a Coward and needs to STFU.

Pzpod
Pzpod
4 months ago
Reply to  Jobby Johnson

Good to have some clarification atleast, somewhat standing strong.

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 months ago
Reply to  Joy Young

Thats it! No respect for anyone comparing the c for a VERY GOO and BRAVE HERO! c should be on his knees for Tillman!

Dg
Dg
4 months ago
Reply to  Joy Young

Isn’t that the truth. Athletes please just play your sport. Singers. Just sing. Actors Just act. For all of these people we do not give a crap about your political views. STHU

Luis D Rey
Luis D Rey
4 months ago
Reply to  Joy Young

Brett F. is a F…Idiot,
Colin Kaepernick is looking if Brett buys him an ax to have a hair cut.
BOTH ARE JERKS.

Bernie99
Bernie99
4 months ago

Just one more reason to not watch football.

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 months ago
Reply to  Bernie99

Indeed. No more NFL. Truth be known haven’t watched that foolishness in a loooong time.

Phil
Phil
4 months ago

Time out! Brett just made a big foul against America. How can he compare that piece of trash to a real American hero, Pat Tillman! Eject him!

Surf
Surf
4 months ago

Fabre has definitely drank the Koolaide

Jim
Jim
4 months ago
Reply to  Surf

Never did think Brett was too bright. Now I’m sure of it. Pat Tillman gave his life for his country. Krapperdinck quit his job for his country, and plays poor, poor pitiful me to the buffoons that will listen. The two have as much in common as CNN and the truth.

Chris
Chris
4 months ago
Reply to  Jim

👍🏻Well said!

LMB
LMB
4 months ago

What?! Another NFL player that’s turned out to be Jerk!!!!

Carabec
Carabec
4 months ago
Reply to  LMB

There are too many JERKS in the NFL to list!

PW
PW
4 months ago

Tillman died for the flag, Kaepernick knelt for it, kind of a big difference but hey Brett wants to be in the good graces. Also, teams would have been able to use Tillman’s talent as a safety, no one needed an inaccurate starting QB who thought he was worth more than $15MM a year and was only offered $5MM to compete for a starting job. Someone go ahead and sign Kap, give him a big contract, roll the dice, see what happens.

Charles Michalek
Charles Michalek
4 months ago
Reply to  PW

It will be a big joke . Hope dips**t Goodell made the right choice . NOT .

votedemout
votedemout
4 months ago

Pretty sad. Bret was never the sharpest knife in the drawer, remember he photographed his unit and sent the picture to his NY hottie, so one can’t be surprised that he made this bone head comment.

Debra Wilcox
Debra Wilcox
4 months ago

oh how these professional athletes are not too tightly wrapped….this is a insult to Pat Tillman and his family….he was a hero…Colin is nothing more than a thug who needs attention because he is not a very good football player….Wake up

Rich
Rich
4 months ago

The NFL will find out soon enough that they have chosen the wrong path. Stupid is as stupid does.

ANNA
ANNA
4 months ago

What is this smocking? To many concussions and to much dope.

George B
George B
4 months ago

Bret needs more commercial gigs from progressive corporations so he can add more dollars to his millions.Shame on you Bret.

Bob Taylor
Bob Taylor
4 months ago

I will call Kap a hero when he dies for the same flag he trashed. As for Favre He was talking off the top of his head. Unfortunately his head was up his back side at the time.

Bobert
Bobert
4 months ago

What a shame that a Hall of Fame’r has to step out of his lane and show the world
that he is a moron. What the hell is he thinking??
Who in their right mind could agree with this comparison?

Billy Deneen Sr
Billy Deneen Sr
4 months ago

Anything I see on TV from now on with Favre supporting it or working in an advertising capacity will be off limits for me I f he wants to equate Kapernicks action with Tillman he should have gone to pat and said he would stand in front of him and that would qualify him to make a different comparison what a Dick head !!!!!!!

JC
JC
4 months ago

Brett farve is an absolute idiot!!! Mr Tillman was a hero There is nothing that Colin has done that makes him a hero, he a disgrace.

Rev. Austin Miles
Rev. Austin Miles
4 months ago
Reply to  JC

A couple of words will define this insanity once and for all: BULL BOWELLS!!
Rev. Austin Miles

Bummper
Bummper
4 months ago

Yup! I’m done with the NFL too. As one famous coach once said, NFL means: Not For Long… if you keep making dumb calls like that.

Chip
Chip
4 months ago

Brett is nuts!

Brian
Brian
4 months ago

Soldier that died….football player turned activist because of “white” privilege, when he is half white and comes from a well to do family. Yeah, not even close.

dedilbug
dedilbug
4 months ago

Brett sold out America and his military Father and Grandfather . I guess money is what matters more. Absolutely no honor for then or himself.

Arlys
Arlys
4 months ago

To compare Kaepernick’s idiocy to the hero, Tillman, is insanity. To be honest I cheered Kaepernick when I was a 49er fan. I had no problem with his blackness ( and stop saying “African American” unless the person is born in Africa. My ancestry is from Germany but I am not a “German American.”)

Old dog
Old dog
4 months ago

What a dolt favre has turned out to be. Just another washed up ex pro shilling for money. Piss on him and the nfl both>

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 months ago

I totally disagree. Serving your country in the military should not be compared to Colin’s black rights protest. This is a disgusting statement by a quarterback I thought highly of. Being paid what they are in the NFL should not put them on a pedestal to idealize their political views. I feel it is an insult to Military members.
Ronald Stokes
Maj USA Retired

jack
jack
4 months ago

Have not watched that crap,Notice how the Commie,Libs. are going after all the favorite sports teams?And all these Rich White team owners are caving like cheap sheets!!!Next is NASCAR,will not watch that any more either!!!

rj
rj
4 months ago

When Favre was with the Packers, he had a drug addiction and underwent rehab. After making this comment, perhaps Brett should go back into rehab and also have his sanity checked while there.

Corrda24
Corrda24
4 months ago

I am speechless, Farve you never were the sharpest tool in the shed, if you don’t know what you are talking about, probably should shut up

Jake K
Jake K
4 months ago

Based on my reading of the comments to this point, it is 100 percent that :
1. Favre is an idiot
2. Kaepernick is a POS
3. The NFL is a waste of time which no longer has any interest from normal people
4. To soil Pat Tillman’s REAL HERO status with Kaepernick is traitorous
5. Never going to watch that trash again.
I agree with EVERYBODY and EVERY COMMENT.

Eliot
Eliot
4 months ago
Reply to  Jake K

A hero??????
Favre just disgraced every military member who has proudly and honorably served in the U.S. military.
And he has dishonored the memory of those who sacrificed their life for this increasingly dysfunctional and totally out of order country known as the United States.
favre, who knows nothing about serving in the military, should keep his mouth shut.

Ronald
Ronald
4 months ago

Are you talking about the sexual predator, Dickpic Favre? Yeah, I’d listen to what he says.

Joanne
Joanne
4 months ago

I’m from Mississippi and I am ashamed of Brett Favre!

Dr Osgood Mulford Twelge
Dr Osgood Mulford Twelge
4 months ago

We won’t forget how you chose to grovel before Colin K……….who is nothing but an extortionist. The entire narrative of BLM , that police are wantonly slaughtering black men is a total LIE. ( CHeck FBI stats) Yet……….this weekend, Father’s Day Weekend, 121 people were shot in Chicago…….18 to death, by BLACKS.. B on B crime……..which is the real tragedy, but these liars and frauds spin a lie………which you, like a trained seal, applaud and clap for.

David Ernst
David Ernst
4 months ago

This guy definitely has brainworms…………….

Barb
Barb
4 months ago

So sad that comparison was made! One is a hero and the other used his job, To desecrate our flag especially all those that gave their lives for this country in order for these idiots to be able to play football and make millions of dollars, they know nothing of Honor and integrity, the real measure of a man!

Oleo Ranch
Oleo Ranch
4 months ago

He is a jerk who proved in about 2008 that he knows nothing about LOYALTY. (And I’m a loyal Packer fan since 1957)

Robert Wilkonski
Robert Wilkonski
4 months ago

For those of us that served our country in uniform as in the case of Pat Tillman,your comment
Farve is beyond belief,I don’t give a dam about how far you can throw a football or how much
money you have or made it is apparent you are a total moron and jerk in saying what you did
to disgrace Tillmans memory and family.Kaepernick is a disgrace to both man and our country
and now you can join him.

Priscilla Copps. Packer fan😡
Priscilla Copps. Packer fan😡
4 months ago

Brett. How can you be so wrong? Pat Tillman and Colin Kaepernick are not even in the same league
A hero and a bum!
Come on Brett ! I’m so disappointed in what you’ve said!

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 months ago

You’re disappointed I am out raged, lost ALL RESPECT for Brett.

TFL
TFL
4 months ago

Kaepernick had only one good year and never lived up to the hype. He was on his way out and he knew it. He started to kneel to get his name out there. How hard is it to go to your job and make a political statement while your getting paid? What was he doing on his own time? Nothing! Brett thought it was a good idea to take a picture of his “junk”, so clearly his brain is working correctly. Maybe to many hits to the head. Kaepernick is a POS. Pat Tillman is an American Hero!!!!!!

jim winters
jim winters
4 months ago
Reply to  TFL

I have not watched fball since that a– ho– started kneeling.will not ever watch another,along with a few friends.Pat Tillman was and still is in my view a patriot and a hero….

MIDI53
MIDI53
4 months ago

When I saw Favre backtrack his first statement, it was a disappointment. But when he compared Kaep to Pat Tillman it just infuriated me. How dare he speak Pat Tillman’s name in the same vein as this loudmouth jerk. Pat Tillman was a hero who left the NFL to fight for his country. Kaepernick left the NFL because he couldn’t land a contract, after stirring bad feelings across the country. He’s still alive Pat Tillman isn’t. Kaepernick cause was a worthy one to fight for, but the way he fought it was WRONG. Ask yourself, how many employers would have kept an employee that interrupted his work and the work of others, enraging their customer base to demonstrate social issues? None. Favre take a reality check.

Phyllis Little
Phyllis Little
4 months ago

Is Bret Favre for real. Copaernik(sp) is a traitor to the NFL – certainly not worthy of his brothers in football most of whom exhibit some kind of integrity. Where is his patriotism. If he doesn’t like this country let him go to North Korea and see how he fares there!

jana1914@hotmail.com
4 months ago

Hero my arse!! He’s a self-serving traitor to the Flag and his country. Does he deserve to be back at the nfl? Maybe as a waterbody, baseball, batboy.

6gunsound
6gunsound
4 months ago

Tillman was an absolute Patriot and half the Hoover Dam Bridge is named after him.
He gave his life for what he believed in.
Colin however will give his life on the field…blindsided to death when his offensive line turns a blind eye.😉🇺🇸

ahem tonto
ahem tonto
4 months ago

Brett Favre? Who cares what that has been corrupt sports jock thinks? Nobody!

Vernon
Vernon
4 months ago

Brett Favre should stop playing football before he loses all function of his brain.

Sheldon Nadler
Sheldon Nadler
4 months ago

Brett Farve is a f–king moron and an imbecile. Comparing an idiot like Kapernick to a war hero is total bullshit! Farve is off my list!

John
John
6 days ago

No one fought for his country the other tries to shame his country

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