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Brett Favre tells President Trump: 'Fans clearly do not want political messaging mixed with their sports'

Added 10-24-20 03:17:04pm EST - “Trump: 'They've got enough politics, with me and with everybody else'” - Theblaze.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Theblaze.com: “Brett Favre tells President Trump: 'Fans clearly do not want political messaging mixed with their sports'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Brett Favre has an idea why sports leagues are experiencing historically low TV ratings — politics.

President Donald Trump participated in a presidential election town hall event for Sinclair Broadcasting this week. During Wednesday's Q&A event that was hosted by political commentator Eric Bolling, Trump was greeted by his friend and golfing buddy Brett Favre.

The former Green Bay Packers star quarterback said it would be for the best to keep politics out of professional sports.

"The NBA and the NFL are struggling with lower ratings, as fans clearly do not want political messaging mixed with their sports," Favre said during the town hall, then asked, "So how should the leagues support and promote an anti-racism position without becoming political and alienating fans?"

"People don't want to see all of the politics," Trump replied. "They've got enough politics, with me and with everybody else. And they don't want to see it with football or sports, on Sunday or whenever they happen to be watching."

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