Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick was just completely humiliated. The truth has come out and even one of his major supporters is now backtracking. This is a stunning development.
Initially, former Packers quarterback Brett Favre made a disastrous comparison between Kaepernick and American hero Pat Tillman — but he quickly realized his error and embarrassed Kapernick in the process.
“Including Pat Tillman’s name in the interview on Colin Kaepernick was not a comparison of the two, but a recognition that they both sidelined their football dreams in pursuit of a cause,” said Favre.
“Pat tragically lost his life, making the ultimate sacrifice, and deserves the highest honor,” he concluded, clearly hoping that people would understand his clarification and forgive him.
For the most part, Favre’s walk-back seems to have done the trick, and that is good news for him — because what he originally said left millions of Americans scratching their heads.
During an interview with TMZ, Favre compared Kaepernick to Tillman, saying that “Tillman is another guy that did something similar” and “hero status will be stamped with Kaepernick” like it was with Tillman.
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