Twitter FREAKS OUT After NFL Legend Compares Kaepernick to Fallen Soldier Pat Tillman

As much of America continues to grapple with the racial revolution that is rippling throughout our nation, there has been plenty of talk about former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Kaepernick’s last few seasons in the NFL saw him pulling some shift work off the bench for the San Francisco 49er’s, with no real starting-job prospects knocking on his door.  Yet still, the second-stringer was about to be a household name on account of his activism, and his signature protest:  Kneeling during the playing of the National Anthem.

The maneuver was not taken kindly by everyone in America, with a great many NFL fans boycotting the league on account of their unwillingness to force Kaepernick and others to stand.

And while Colin Kaepernick is no longer in the NFL, the memory of his protest still haunts a great many of these football fans, and a recent comparison made by league legend Brett Favre has set Twitter ablaze. 

In a recent interview with TMZ, the former Packer legend went in-depth on his reasoning for believing that Kaepernick deserves heroic status for his protests and movement.

“It’s not easy for a guy his age — black or white, Hispanic, whatever — to stop something that you’ve always dreamed of doing, and put it on hold, maybe forever, for something that you believe in,” Favre explained.

“I can only think of right off the top of my head, Pat Tillman is another guy that did something similar,” Favre said. “And, we regard him as a hero. So, I’d assume that hero status will be stamped with Kaepernick as well.”

Social media users were irate over the suggestion.

Should the NFL play in 2020, which isn’t a guarantee on account of COVID-19, there will undoubtedly be a plethora of players taking a knee during the anthem…will Brett Favre consider them all heroes?