Brett Favre doesn’t like the direction in which sports are headed.
“I think both sides, for the most part, want to see it just remain about the sport, not about politics,” Favre said on the Boling with Favre podcast. “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.”
Declining sports television ratings tend to support Favre’s statement. The more politicized sports become, the more fans seem to be turning their attention elsewhere.
Favre’s comments came after the MLB decided to move its All-Star Game out of Atlanta, citing Georgia voting laws.
He added that none of this was an issue during his playing days as the star quarterback of the Green Bay Packers.
“In fact, that was sort of our protected space, if you will, where we could kind of let our guard down,” Favre said. “We were in something together. We fought together. We won together. We lost together. And we truly were a family. So yeah, to answer your question we absolutely didn’t have issues.”