In an interview with TMZ, Brett Favre stated Colin Kaepernick‘s willingness to place a cease to his NFL profession to battle for social justice reminds him of one other participant who left soccer to battle for his nation and ended up making the final sacrifice.
Speaking with the media outlet, the Hall-of-Fame QB in contrast 32-year-old Kaepernick to Pat Tillman, the late Arizona Cardinals security who left soccer to affix the Army Rangers after the terrorist assaults of September 11. The 27-year-old was killed by pleasant hearth whereas deployed in Afghanistan in 2004.
Brett Favre Compares Kaepernick To Pat Tillman, ‘I’d Assume Hero Status Will Be Stamped’ https://t.co/bTEOMp1773
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“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 stated. “So I’d assume that hero status will be stamped with Kaepernick as well. 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.”
Kaepernick, who spent six seasons with the San Francisco 49ers and led his staff to the Super Bowl in 2013, has spent the majority of his athletic prime on the sidelines after being blackballed by the NFL for kneeling in the course of the nationwide anthem to protest police brutality.
Still, though Kaepernick hasn’t taken a snap in an NFL recreation since 2016, Favre joins President Trump, Roger Goodell and others of their acknowledged perception that the previous 49er ought to get one other shot in professional soccer.
“I think from a football sense, I can’t imagine him being that far out of shape or that far out of touch with football that he doesn’t deserve a shot,” Favre stated. “He’s still young and hasn’t been hit in several years, so there’s no reason to think that he’s lost that much of a step.”Read the full story at ESPN
picture :Former NFL QB Brett Favre previous to the beginning of an NFL recreation. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty)