Brett Favre, 2016 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee and Super Bowl champion, just wants to watch sports.
“I think both sides, for the most part, want to see it just remain about the sport,” Favre told Andrew Klavan of The Daily Wire. “Not about politics.”
Favre’s comments come after Major League Baseball’s decision to move their All-Star Game out of Atlanta in response to Georgia’s Election integrity Act of 2021. His views on keeping sports and politics separate don’t put him in the minority. In fact, whether the Left wants to admit it or not, Americans have little interest in being bombarded with social justice messaging and political activism while sitting down to watch their favorite team play.
Declining sports television ratings tend to support Favre’s statement. Even the NBA, after seeing viewership decline during the NBA restart in Orlando, decided they had better tone down the political rhetoric during games for the 2020-2021 season.