In response to Boomer Esiason’s remarks, Aaron Rodgers denies rumors of a Super Bowl protest.
Rodgers replied on Friday to Boomer Esiason’s statement that Aaron Rodgers would threaten to skip the Super Bowl if the NFL did not soften its COVID-19 regulations if the Green Bay Packers made it to the title game.
The Packers, led by Aaron Rodgers, are the favorites to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. They’ve clinched the NFC’s top seed and a first-round bye in the playoffs.
The views of Rodgers on COVID-19 have been well publicized.
A positive test for the COVID-19 virus in November led him to miss his team’s 13-7 defeat to the Kansas City Chiefs, despite his assertion that he had been “immunized” in August.
He’s made a lot of noise over his erroneous beliefs regarding the NFL’s COVID-19 policy and his claim that the league rejected his vaccination proposal.
In November, Rodgers remarked on The Pat McAfee Show that “some of the rules are not grounded in science at all.” “They’re entirely focused on trying to expose and shame individuals.”
A “two-class system” for vaccinated and unvaccinated players was purportedly introduced by Rodgers to McAfee in December, according to Christopher Kuhagen of Packers News.
Coronavirus standards have been a source of controversy for Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers before, but he dismissed the latest report that said he might miss Super Bowl LVI due of them as “false news” on social media.
Following a video of sports commentator Boomer Esiason reporting the boycott claim on his New York City radio show, Rodgers tweeted, “Dumbest f—-ing tale ever.”
Rodgers, who is largely predicted to win the NFL MVP award this year, also included the hashtags #fakenews, #boycottfakenews, and #boycottbums, a reference to him calling writer Hub Arkush a “bum.” In reaction to Arkush’s prior statement that he would never vote for Rodgers to win MVP, there was a backlash.
On Friday, radio co-host Gio Giannottia read aloud a text message from Esiason on the Rodgers boycott.
Following that, it was alleged that, following a positive coronavirus test, Rodgers phoned his backup quarterback, Jordan Love, and urged him to “be prepared” to boycott (who started one game this year when Rodgers was out) (who started one game this year when Rodgers was out).
However, Rodgers’ tweet effectively ended the story, notwithstanding Esiason’s assertion that communication came from a “trustworthy” source. Love and former Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn both ridiculed the narrative in Twitter (see here and here) (see here and here).
Despite directing his club in winning the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs last week and becoming the first NFL team to have three consecutive 13-win seasons, Rodgers is not set to participate this weekend against the Detroit Lions.
Boomer Esiason received a text message from Aaron Rodgers informing him that he will not be attending the Packers’ Super Bowl party if they win. This one comes from Fugazi, according to Esiason and co-host Gregg Giannotti.
It was revealed later that, if the Packers win the NFC title, Rodgers may be forced to skip the Super Bowl. Esiason handed Giannotti his phone as the story unfolded.
Finally, the two concluded that the phone number they received was a phishing fake conducted by a former NFL player who was fully aware of the circumstances.
After the first video went viral, Rodgers grew upset and retaliated with a slew of bogus news hashtags.
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