The Left is revving up the hate machine on social media, and their target is Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who refuses to be molded into someone he is not. He may be one of the best quarterbacks in the history of the NFL, but his insistence on being an independent thinker is driving the Left absolutely mad.
“DC Native” actually called on “resisters” to “be a 49ers fan” because Aaron Rogers [misspelled] needs to be beaten.”
If you are a Resister, today be a #49ers fan because Aaron Rogers needs to be beaten.
— DCNative (@HelloDCN8ive) January 22, 2022
When NFL players knelt on the field while our nation’s anthem was being played, the top brass in the NFL looked the other way while their ratings reached historic lows. In 2017, fans stopped buying tickets to games as a way to let the NFL know their thoughts on the player’s public show of disrespect for our flag. For an entire year, empty stadiums plagued the flailing professional football franchises.
Scenes like the one below, showing an almost completely empty stadium only minutes before the start of an NFL game were commonplace.
— Brent Martineau (@BrentASJax) November 19, 2017
NFL hosts remained mum on the subject of empty stands and low ratings, but when it was discovered that Green Bay Packers superstar quarterback Aaron Rogers made the personal choice not to accept the COVID jab, all hell broke loose.
In August, Rodgers reported that he was immunized, which everyone assumed meant he’d received the COVID vaccine. However, after recently testing positive for Covid-19, it came to light that he actually had received homeopathic treatment instead. This of course has resulted in heated backlash from the media and various public figures claiming he “lied” and even going so far as to blame Rodgers’ fiancée, Shailene Woodley, for turning him on to homeopathic remedies.
During a live broadcast, the arrogant Fox News NFL host Terry Bradshaw ripped into Rodgers for “lying” about getting the jab.
For the record, Rogers never confirmed that he got the jab. Liberals just assumed everyone would approach this disease the same way they wanted them to. Did Aaron Rogers somehow give up his rights to decide what is and isn’t injected into his body when he became a professional athlete? And what about privacy surrounding your medical health records?
“I’ll give Aaron Rodgers some advice. It would have been nice if he had just come to the Naval Academy and learned how to be honest,” Bradshaw said as the cameras cut to a group of cheering students at the Naval Academy, giving viewers the impression they were cheering for Bradshaw. Their cheers, however, had nothing to do with Bradshaw’s comments. Bradshaw then crossed the line, “Learn not to lie,” Bradshaw said, adding, “Because that’s what you did, Aaron. You lied to everyone!” He continued, “I understand ‘immunized,’ What you were doing was taking stuff that would keep you from getting COVID-19. You got COVID-19!”
The irresponsible Fox Sports host then pretended to be an authority on COVID therapeutics and called Ivermectin, which Rodgers took, along with hydroxychloroquine, to successfully treat COVID, a “horse dewormer.”
Terry Bradshaw rips Aaron Rodgers for being a liar pic.twitter.com/EkEJlSjyXh
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) November 7, 2021
Rodgers made news again in late December when he took aim at the cancel culture in another broadcast. During his interview on the Pat McAfee Show, where he defended his decision to remain unvaccinated and to receive “controversial” Covid treatments. He also pushed back against his critics.
— ?️at McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) December 28, 2021
Yesterday, ESPN host Kevin Van Valkenberg interviewed Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers and the ESPN host covered a variety of topics, including the CDC and the Biden Administration’s handling of the pandemic. During their interview, Rodgers called out Biden for repeatedly referring to the COVID pandemic as a “pandemic of the vaccinated.”
“When the president of the United States says, ‘This is a pandemic of the unvaccinated,’ it’s because him and his constituents, which, I don’t know how there are any if you watch any of his attempts at public speaking, but I guess he got 81 million votes.
But when you say stuff like that, and then you have the CDC, which, how do you even trust them, but then they come out and talk about 75% of the COVID deaths have at least four comorbidities. And you still have this fake White House set saying that this is the pandemic of the unvaccinated, that’s not helping the conversation.”
Van Valkenberg asked Rodgers why was he still capable of so much magic, especially considering how poorly regarded he was as a high school prospect?
“I always felt like there are things you can’t measure,” he said. “I’m not the tallest guy, I’m not the fastest guy by any means, but I feel like I have the intangibles. And I’ve grown over the years. All great competitors have to be first critical of themselves and look for growth opportunities, and there are things I’ve said and done that I wish I’d done better over the years. But I’ve always tried to lead with authenticity and stay true to who I was.”
He didn’t wear a mask when he met with the media and hadn’t done so all season, a violation of the NFL’s protocols for unvaccinated players. But that wouldn’t become clear until a month later when Rodgers tested positive for COVID-19 and had to miss the Packers’ game against Kansas City. (He was eventually fined $14,650 by the NFL.) Asked in the preseason whether he was vaccinated, Rodgers uttered what may go down as four of the most infamous words of his career: “Yeah, I’ve been immunized.”
The phrasing, he said on Thursday, was not misleading. It was in fact purposeful and specific.
“I had a plan going in for that question to be asked,” Rodgers said. “It was a pseudo witch hunt going on — who was vaccinated, who wasn’t vaccinated. I was in a multimonth conversation that turned into an appeal process with the NFL at that time, and my appeal hinged on that exact statement [immunized]. So what I said was No. 1, factually true. I went through a multi-immunization process. And at the end of that, I don’t know what you would call it, I would call it immunized.”
Why did one of America’s most highly regarded athletes, a former “Jeopardy” host, no less, thrust himself into the center of the vaccine debate? The clues, if you were looking, have always been there. This is who Rodgers has long been — skeptic, alternative thinker, and contrarian — dating all the way back to his childhood growing up in Chico, California.
He doesn’t think he’s a jerk, as some people have implied. All he’s doing, in his mind, is being true to his beliefs.
This article originally appeared at 100 Percent FED Up and was republished with permission.
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