Former NHL forward Mike Fisher expressed his support for Aaron Rodgers’ stance not to get vaccinated in an Instagram post on Sunday.
The Packers quarterback tested positive for the virus last Tuesday, and it was revealed shortly after that he was unvaccinated. Rodgers spoke about his decision not to get vaccinated for 46 minutes on The Pat McAfee Show on Friday. He called out the “woke mob”, “cancel culture” and the NFL protocols that are designed to shame those who are unvaccinated.
“I stand with @aaronrodgers12 I believe in the freedom to choose what we put in our bodies and the freedom of conscience,” Fisher wrote. “I agree with him in that the science clearly shows the vaccinated spread covid at basically the same rate as the unvaccinated.”
Fisher, 41, played in the NHL for 18 seasons, spending the last eight with the Predators. He is notably married to country music star Carrie Underwood. Fisher continued, calling out the leagues for implementing protocols that aren’t rooted in science.
“The @nhl @nfl and other leagues are ignoring the science and choosing to coerce and punish unvaccinated players with these restrictions,” Fisher wrote. “If they really cared about people’s health they would have daily testing for all.”
Under the NFL’s current COVID-19 protocols, unvaccinated players are subject to a 10-day isolation period. Unvaccinated players who are deemed close contacts but don’t test positive, must isolate for five days. Vaccinated players who test positive can return with two negative tests in a 24-hour period.