(RepublicanInformer.com)- Aaron Rodgers, the quarterback for the Green Bay Packers in the National Football League, has stood up to other players kneeling for the national anthem and confirmed that he doesn’t subscribe to wokeness or cancel culture.
During an interview last Tuesday, the 37-year-old player discussed the recent criticism he faced for a comment that he made about Bears fans last Sunday.
When the Packers were up by three points, Rodgers hit a six-yard touchdown run with just minutes left before the end of the game. And then, on a hot mic, he could be heard saying, “All my f*cking life, I own you, I still own you, I still own you.”
Chicago fans took offense as he celebrated with his teammates on the field.
“There’s a PC woke culture that exists, and there’s a cancel culture at the same time,” he told The Pat McAfee show last Tuesday. He added that the woke culture is based on people’s feelings or a personable “miserability or distaste for their own situations in life.” He also pondered whether some people just like putting other people down.
After the game, Rodgers said that he had looked up to the crowds and saw one woman giving him the “double bird” and that sometimes on the field he blacks out “in a good way.”
He explained during the recent interview that he didn’t even know that people had heard him or that there was a controversy about it, adding that trash talk is often exchanged between players and fans.
It’s hardly uncommon, is it?
“Look, I think that’s to say … Are we getting that soft in society where we can’t have words now?” Rodgers said.
How exactly is there a controversy about a player trash-talking the team he was playing against, but not about fans doing exactly the same thing?
Good on Aaron Rodgers for speaking out.