NFL legend Brett Favre says that sports fans aren't interested in injecting politics into sports.
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During a recent interview with Andrew Klaven, Favre said that politics and movements simply aren't welcome in sports for many die-hard fans.
"Yeah, I think both sides, for the most part, want to see it just remain about the sport, not about politics. At least that's my interpretation. I know when I turn on a game, I want to watch the game. I want to watch the players play and teams win and lose and come from behind. I want to watch all the important parts of the game, not what's going on outside the game. I think the general fan feels the same way," Favre said during a recent interview with Klavan.
The retired quarterback also added that despite race and upbringing, teammates were family .
"We were in something together," he said. "We fought together. We won together. We lost together. And we truly were a family. So yeah ... we absolutely didn't have issues."
He added, "I don't know what issues, if any, in the locker room that they're facing now other than what I hear, or assumptions," he said. "So if there are problems within the locker room, you know, that's too bad."
Favre says sports unites Americans
Favre said that sports used to unite Americans, and it should remain doing so despite politics.
“Something's got to unite us. And the games or sport in the past has been some kind of unification," he added. "Now, it's almost like a division. I can't tell you how many people, including yourself, have said to me, 'I don't watch anymore. It's not about the game anymore.' I tend to agree."
"Again, it's a shame. There's always been differences and issues within the world, within the country, within our states. But something has to unify us. I felt like the flag and standing patriotically — because blacks and white and Hispanics have fought and died for this country. It's too bad," he added.
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