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

Aaron Rodgers made headlines final yr when it grew to become recognized 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 yr over the problem.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers waves to fans as he leaves the field after a game against the Los Angeles Rams in Green Bay, Wis., Dec. 19, 2022. 

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers waves to followers as he leaves the sphere after a sport towards the Los Angeles Rams in Green Bay, Wis., Dec. 19, 2022. 
(AP Photo/Morry Gash)

The Green 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 believe, due to my stance on COVID and perhaps another issues, I’ve been solid because the villain. Especially the previous couple of years,” Rodgers mentioned on “The Pat McAfee Show.” 

“And so, that’s the manner that a whole lot 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 needs to be offended by every part. You simply log on and discover one thing you do not agree with. ‘I’m offended! How are you able to 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 Big 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 Green Bay Packers reacts after a play towards the Tennessee Titans throughout the first quarter of a sport at Lambeau Field Nov. 17, 2022, in Green Bay, Wis. 
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“And it’s a station that will or could not have previously been delivered to you by Pfizer. Then they gotta guarantee that their villain will get solid within the right mild,” Rodgers added. 

“And whether or not or not they’re sponsored by Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson, no matter it is likely to be. When 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 wonderful; that’s their prerogative. That’s what they wished to do. I believe I responded fairly good in these occasions, and I’m glad I went by that. Anything 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 Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers seems to be up throughout the second half of an NFC divisional playoff sport towards the San Francisco 49ers Jan. 22, 2022, in Green Bay, Wis.
(AP Photo/Aaron Gash)

Rodgers has two years left on his three-year deal that is price over $150 million, however a commerce has develop 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.

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