Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre supported President Donald Trump in the upcoming elections on Friday and emphasized the freedom of choice that all Americans should “respect”.
Favre, the NFL’s three-time MVP and one-time Super Bowl champion, announced his support for Trump in a tweet.
“My vote is for what makes this country great: freedom of speech and religion, 2nd Amnd, hard-working taxpaying citizens, police and military,” Favre wrote in his tweet. “In this election we have the freedom of choice that everyone should respect. For me & these principles is my vote for @RealDonaldTrump. #Vote.”
Favre’s endorsement of Trump comes less than a week before election day and just days after former Green Bay packer Trump asked how professional sports leagues should support anti-racist messages without becoming political.
During an episode of Sinclair Broadcasting Group’s “America This Week,” Favre said, “The NBA and NFL are struggling with lower ratings because fans clearly do not want political messages mixed up with their sport,” and asked Trump, “So how should the leagues support and promote an anti-racist position without becoming political and alienating fans?
In response to Favre’s question, Trump described him as “a great guy” and “a champion” and said, “People don’t want to see all that politics. They have enough politics, with me and with everyone else. And they don’t want to see it with football or sports, on Sundays or whenever they watch.
This is not the first time Favre has praised the Republican President in the highest terms, and during an interview with the Washington Examiner in early October, Favre spoke about golfing with Trump and said, “Well, I think the fact that I played golf with him suggests that I support him. I think he has done a good job for our country. Is he perfect? There is no way he is perfect. You name anyone but Jesus Christ who’s perfect, and I’ll call you a liar.”
In addition to Favre, a number of other notable former professional athletes have expressed their support for Trump.
Less than a week before election day, Trump has received the support of several former NFL stars including Jay Cutler, Herschel Walker and former NFL coach Mike Ditka. UFC Commissioner Dana White, golf icon Jack Nicklaus and two former MLB stars, Johnny Damon and Curt Schilling, also expressed their support for Trump in the upcoming election.
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