On Sunday, Brett Favre made comments about his belief that politics do not fit into the world of sports. While appearing on “The Andrew Klavan Show” on The Daily Wire, he made remarks regarding his belief that fans do not want politics entering the sports sphere.
Many are speculating that these remarks are in response to the decision to move the Major League Baseball All-Star Game to the Coors Field in Denver. The game was originally supposed to take place in Truist Park near Atlanta, but it was pulled in response to the new voting laws that were passed in Georgia. These laws are rather controversial and have been compared to Jim Crow-era laws.
Favre has questioned why it is not more controversial for athletes to kneel for the national anthem during sporting events, stating that he believes that the flag and national anthem are things that unify people. He even questioned why his own decision to vote for Donald Trump in the 2020 election was more controversial than the act of kneeling in protest.
Sports, however, take place on the national stage. These activities amass wide followings and audiences and, as such, many believe that it is the responsibility of these public figures to continue spreading awareness about political subjects and injustices.
Most recently, athletes have been outspoken about the death of Daunte Wright. Wright was a 20-year-old Black man who was shot and killed by a police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. While this may not be directly related to sports, it still affects many communities and groups that exist within the world of sports. And, as such, those who wish to educate others about current events using their platforms should do so.