Aaron Rodgers recently expressed his opinion that he has been unfairly portrayed as a villain for taking a stand against COVID protocols.
Last year, Rodgers was the focus of much discussion after it was claimed he had falsely declared he was vaccinated, only for it to become apparent that he had not succumb to actually getting the vaccine, but took other precautionary measures instead.
On “The Pat McAfee Show,” Rodgers who is a regular guest on Tuesdays, said his remarks on the shots made him a villain and a target of the woke left.
Rodgers explains “There’s heroes and villains in sports and entertainment, and I think, because of my stance on COVID and maybe some other things, I’ve been cast as the villain. Especially the last few years.”
He goes on to say: “This woke culture wants to be offended by everything. You just go online and find something you don’t agree with. ‘I’m offended! How could you possibly say that?’ I don’t really care. I don’t care who it’s coming from or who said it.”
The future Hall-of-Famer and four-time-MVP made headlines last year, not for his play on the field but for what he did off the field. Comments regarding his vaccination status, saying he was “immunized” but not actually vaccinated due to personal health reasons led to confusion and a media feeding frenzy.
Rodgers explains on the Pat McAfee show: “It’s a station that may or may not have in the past been brought to you by Pfizer. Then they gotta make sure that their villain gets cast in the correct light. And whether or not they’re sponsored by Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson, whatever it might be.”
He suggested that the media outlets criticizing him were likely being financially supported by companies such as Pfizer and Moderna, which produce the vaccines.
“When you go up against some of those powers that be, put yourself in the crosshairs, they’re going to paint you in a certain way,” Rodgers pointed out. “And that’s what the media did to me a couple years ago. That’s fine; that’s their prerogative. … But I think I responded pretty good in those times, and I’m glad I went through that. Anything that comes after that, it’s small potatoes, bro.”
It’s not shocking to see how the left-winged media conglomerates attack an individual, this time a star athlete, for speaking out against their agenda.
Speculation is growing about Aaron Rodgers potentially joining the New York Jets. It is becoming more likely that the Green Bay Packers may entertain the idea of trading Rodgers, and Adam Schefter of ESPN thinks that the Packers would trade him to a team in the AFC. Additionally, Peter King of NBC believes that the Jets, under the ownership of Woody Johnson, would be willing to make a significant offer to acquire Rodgers as well.