Aaron Rodgers blasts ‘woke culture,’ says stance on COVID made him a ‘villain’

Aaron Rodgers made headlines final 12 months when it grew to become identified he’s unvaccinated towards COVID-19.

The four-time NFL MVP mentioned he was “immunized” towards the virus, so many assumed he was vaccinated.

He wasn’t.

An NFL MVP voter even mentioned he wouldn’t vote for Rodgers final 12 months over the problem.

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Inexperienced Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers waves to followers as he leaves the sector after a recreation towards the Los Angeles Rams in Inexperienced Bay, Wis., Dec. 19, 2022. 
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The Inexperienced Bay Packers quarterback says his stance on COVID vaccines has put a goal on his again.

“There’s heroes and villains in sports activities and leisure, and I feel, due to my stance on COVID and perhaps another issues, I’ve been forged because the villain. Particularly the previous couple of years,” Rodgers mentioned on “The Pat McAfee Present.” 

“And so, that’s the manner that a number of issues I say are sometimes interpreted.”

Rodgers mentioned he doesn’t really feel like a sufferer, neither is he upset about how individuals interpret what he says.

“This woke tradition desires to be offended by every little thing. You simply go surfing and discover one thing you do not agree with. ‘I’m offended! How will you presumably say that?’ I do not actually care. I do not care who it is coming from or who mentioned it.” Rodgers added.

The 39-year-old additionally had criticism for Huge Pharma.

Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers reacts after a play against the Tennessee Titans during the first quarter of a game at Lambeau Field Nov. 17, 2022, in Green Bay, Wis. 

Aaron Rodgers of the Inexperienced Bay Packers reacts after a play towards the Tennessee Titans in the course of the first quarter of a recreation at Lambeau Area Nov. 17, 2022, in Inexperienced Bay, Wis. 
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“And it’s a station that will or could not have previously been dropped at you by Pfizer. Then they gotta be sure that their villain will get forged within the appropriate gentle,” Rodgers added. 

“And whether or not or not they’re sponsored by Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson, no matter it is perhaps. Once you go up towards a few of these powers that be, put your self within the crosshairs, they’re going to color you in a sure manner. And that’s what the media did to me a pair years in the past. That’s superb; that’s their prerogative. That is what they wished to do. I feel I responded fairly good in these instances, and I’m glad I went via that. Something that comes after that, it’s small potatoes, bro.”

The Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers looks up during the second half of an NFC divisional playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers Jan. 22, 2022, in Green Bay, Wis.

The Inexperienced Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers seems up in the course of the second half of an NFC divisional playoff recreation towards the San Francisco 49ers Jan. 22, 2022, in Inexperienced Bay, Wis.
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Rodgers has two years left on his three-year deal that is value over $150 million, however a commerce has turn into more and more possible.

The Packers went 8-9 this season, failing to qualify for the playoffs after a Week 18 loss to the Detroit Lions at dwelling.