Brett Favre Compares Kaepernick to Pat Tillman, Says He Will Be ‘Stamped’ Hero,
NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback Brett Favre compared Colin Kaperick’s kneeling for “social justice” to Pat Tillman’s ultimate sacrifice for the nation…and said that Kaepernick would one day be called a hero for his “sacrifice.” No.
“It’s not easy for a guy his age — black or white, Hispanic, whatever — to stop something that you’ve always dreamed of doing, and put it on hold, maybe forever, for something that you believe in,” Favre said. Brett told us he believes it’s all very similar to what Tillman did when he left the NFL to fight for his country in the Army in the aftermath of 9/11. “I can only think of right off the top of my head, Pat Tillman is another guy that did something similar,” Favre said. “And, we regard him as a hero. So, I’d assume that hero status will be stamped with Kaepernick as well.”
Not in this lifetime will United States veterans allow Colin Kaepernick the right to be called a “hero.” And he never sacrificed anything – he was paid by NIKE all along. He was considered a mediocre player.
From Kaepernick’s ivory tower where he hasn’t known real racism in his life, he came amongst the NFL (who are paid exorbitant amounts of money to play a game). It’s hard to imagine him as a hero of anything. Disrespectful, ungrateful, yes. The L.A. Chargers are reportedly considering trying him out for a spot on the team this year. He was given a chance to play for another team previously, and didn’t show up for the tryout.
Pat Tillman wasn’t paid by anyone except the United States Army. He walked away from a $3.6 Million contract to join the Army Rangers and fight in Afghanistan. He was killed by “friendly fire” on April 22, 2004. He literally gave it all for his country. He used to say that it was an inner voice that leads us all to become the person we wish to become. Tillman became an Army Ranger.
Kaepernick became a bitter, ungrateful, and seemingly “entitled” person. Who was the hero, again, Brett Favre?
Featured photo: Screenshot of Kaepernick via YouTube Michael Bennett