Aaron Rodgers says he’s in crosshairs of ‘woke mob’
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says the “woke mob” is targeting him following his positive test for the coronavirus after failing to get vaccinated.
“I realize I’m in the crosshairs of the woke mob right now,” Rodgers said on “The Pat McAfee Show” on Friday, Yahoo Sports reported. “So before my final nail gets put in my cancel culture casket, I think I would like to set the record straight on so many of the blatant lies that are out there about myself.”
Rodgers tested positive for COVID-19 this week after telling the press in August he had been “immunized.”
On Friday, he blamed reporters for assuming that meant he was vaccinated, saying he would have clarified what he meant if they asked follow-up questions.
Rodgers said he underwent a medical treatment against the coronavirus over the summer, which he tried to get the NFL to accept as a vaccination — a request the league denied. Rodgers did not go into details about what the treatment entailed.
Rodgers claimed he is allergic to an ingredient in the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and felt uncomfortable taking the Johnson & Johnson one due to potential side effects, according to Yahoo Sports.
The current NFL MVP said he’s “not an anti-vax flat earther” but more of a “critical thinker” who’s become the victim of “a witch hunt.”
Rodgers thanked Joe Rogan — who has also expressed opposition to vaccine mandates and has tested positive for COVID-19 — for his advice, saying he’s “been doing a lot of the stuff he recommended in his podcast.”
The NFL says 94 percent of its players are vaccinated.
Since Rodgers is not among them, he will have to quarantine for at least 10 days. Should he remain asymptomatic, he will be eligible to return to play on Nov. 13, at the earliest.
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