In a tweet, the former Green Bay Packers defender praised Trump’s views on freedom of speech, the Second Amendment, and the police.
“My vote is for what makes this country great, freedom of speech and religion, secondly, the citizens, the police and the military are hard on the taxes,” he wrote. “In this election, we have the freedom to choose, which all must respect. For me and these principles, My vote is for @RealDonaldTrump.”
The testimony comes more than a week since Favre asked Trump in a city hall how professional sports leagues should promote an anti-racist stance without alienating fans.
7;t want to see all the politics. They’ve got enough politics with me and everyone else and they don’t want to watch it with Sunday football or sports. or whenever they happen to watch. “
Favre has largely avoided making political statements throughout his competitive career and since retiring in 2010.
But in July, he was photographed playing golf with President Trump. The two men “discussed the importance of sport as an important part of unifying and uplifting America’s safe opening,” said White House deputy press secretary Brian Morgenstern, according to WTMJ by CNN.
The two were shot without masks in close proximity.
He also appeared in an election ad for Mississippi Republican Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith in June, Mississippi Clarion-Ledger reported.
Trump received support from the NFL
While NFL team owners have donated millions of dollars to Trump’s campaign in the past, Favre is one of a handful of former or current NFL players to endorse the President.
Earlier this week, retired NFL midfielder Jay Cutler appeared to support Trump’s re-election by reposting a confirmation letter from pro golfer Jack Nicklaus with the caption “Never doubt what. ”
Trump’s relationship with the NFL has become difficult. In 2017 and 2018, he criticized Colin Kaepernick and other players for kneeling in the National Anthem to protest police violence against black Americans and said they should be fired.
Earlier this year, Favre said “there is no right answer” when it comes to the players kneeling while singing the national anthem but insisted that “we should all be treated equally.”
“If you can’t do that, you shouldn’t be in the US,” he told USA Today in August.