In a recent interview with TMZ, former NFL superstar Brett Favre said anthem protester Colin Kaepernick is a “hero” like late NFL player and Army Ranger Pat Tillman, who was killed by friendly-fire in Afghanistan in 2004.
“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 claimed. But Kaepernick didn’t put his career on hold. He’s been desperately trying to get back into the NFL, but no team wants him.
“I can only think of right off the top of my head, Pat Tillman is another guy that did something similar. And we regard him as a hero,” he added. “So, I’d assume that hero status will be stamped with Kaepernick as well.”
Wrong. Tillman walked away from a multi-million dollar career to fight for his country as an Army Ranger. There couldn’t be two athletes at farther ends of the heroism spectrum than he and America-hating Nike spokesman Kaepernick.