Legendary NFL quarterback Brett Favre slammed the role of politics in sports during a new interview with The Daily Wire’s Andrew Klavan.
Favre said that fans are sick and tired of politics being injected into a field, sports, which was used to be free of it.
As Larry Brown Sports reports:
It seems like there has never been a time period in history in which politics were more intertwined with sports, and Brett Favre is one of many people who believe the product is suffering because of it.
Favre and his podcast co-host Eric Bolling discussed some of the issues with politics in sports during an interview with Andrew Klavan of The Daily Wire recently. Favre said he has gotten the impression that the majority of fans on both sides of the political spectrum are frustrated.
“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 the players play and teams win and lose and come from behind. I want to watch all the important parts of the game, not what’s going on outside the game. I think the general fan feels the same way.”
Favre also touched on national anthem protests. He said he believes they have “created more turmoil than good.” The Hall of Famer claims several people have told him they simply don’t want to watch sports anymore because it has become so intertwined with politics.