Pat Tilman is definitely a hero, but one thing Brett Favre gets wrong here is that Tillman voluntarily walked away from the NFL to serve his country whereas Kaepernick was blackballed for trying to make his country a better place.
Favre explained to TMZ Sports why Kaepernick should be seen as a hero and why he should have a job in the NFL.
“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 said.
Brett told us he believes it’s all very similar to what Tillman did when he left the NFL to fight for his country in the Army in the aftermath of 9/11.
“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.”
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