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Jake from State Farm can hold onto that cheesehead for a little while longer. The insurance giant announced on Monday that, amidst the Rodgers vaccine debate, they’re Team ARod and they respect his personal choice.
“We encourage vaccinations, but respect everyone’s right to make a choice based on their personal circumstances,” a State Farm spokesperson said today via a statement to USA Today.
— USA TODAY Sports (@usatodaysports) November 8, 2021
Though Rodgers has already been dropped by one of his sponsors, Prevea Health, for his stance on the vaccine, State Farm has no intentions of following suit. The insurance provider’s decision to stand by their man comes less than a week after woke-mobster Mike Florio tried to pour the foundation for another cancel culture monument.
“I wonder what State Farm thinks of the Aaron Rodgers interview,” Florio tweeted Friday in response to Rodgers calling out the woke.
Get ready for it….what @ProFootballTalk is trying to suggest here is that they should stop their sponsorship. Florio isn’t there yet but he clearly is taking this angle. Others will follow. All because Rodgers made a personal decision on his own health. Smh. https://t.co/U5H0qsY2oZ
— Danny Kanell (@dannykanell) November 5, 2021
He didn’t have to wait long to find out.
“We don’t support some of the statements that he has made, but we respect his right to have his own personal point of view,” State Farm’s statement continued. “We recognize our customers, employees, agents and brand ambassadors come from all walks of life, with differing viewpoints on many issues.
“Aaron Rodgers has been a great ambassador for our company for much of the past decade.”
And it appears he’ll continue to be.
The Packers may have lost on Sunday, but Aaron Rodgers just won again. Poor Howard Stern will probably have to look elsewhere for an insurance provider though.
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