Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre has received backlash after making comments doubting the verdict of the George Floyd case.
Former policeman Derek Chauvin was charged with second- and third-degree murder by a jury after kneeling on Floyd‘s neck for more than nine minutes in May 2020.
“I find it hard to believe, and I’m not defending Derek Chauvin in any way, I find it hard to believe, first of all, that he intentionally meant to kill George Floyd,” Favre on his ‘Bolling with Favre’ podcast.
“That being said, his actions were uncalled for. I don’t care what colour the person is on the street.
“I don’t know what led to that video that we saw where his knee is on his neck, but the man had thrown in the towel.”
“Brett Favre was the same dude who said he wants to keep politics out of sports… except when it comes to defending a white cop who murdered an unarmed Black man,” tweeted the Daily Beast’s Wajahat Ali in response.