“If you’re going to take the focus off of what the protest was really about—it was never about the anthem, it was never about the troops, it was about social equality and racial injustice…”, Aaron Rodgers ~ Green Bay Packers & NFL MVP
Unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, you’re well aware of the NFL national anthem policy.
Critics from all over the world have weighed in on the players’ actions, but now the Green Packers’ MVP, Aaron Rodgers has had enough of all the criticism.
Rodgers encouraged his fellow NFL players to ignore, or not respond to, those types of comments because it takes away the power of such statements. Additionally, Rodgers reiterated that the real issue at hand, and the reason why players are kneeling during the national anthem, are social injustices.
“I don’t know how many times we can say, as a player and as a group, how much we love and support and appreciate the troops, and the opportunities this country allows us. But this is about equality and something bigger than ourselves, and bringing people together, and love and connectedness and equality and social justice, and putting a light on people who deserve to have the attention for their causes and their difficult situations that they’re in. You know, people have their opinion…”, Aaron Rodgers
One thing that Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has made perfectly clear over the past several years is that he is much more than just a football player. Rodgers is an excellent golfer and has joined the ownership group of the NBA Milwaukee Bucks, cementing his commitment to sports in the state of Wisconsin. He is also a dedicated member of the community in the area, becoming the most prominent public face of the MACC Fund and recently discussing his ongoing support of the Wounded Warrior Project.
Rodgers made the profound statement recently involving the inconsistencies with the NFL’s owners’ reaction to players who protest about social issues during the national anthem: