When Aaron Rodgers tore his Achilles tendon in just the fourth play from scrimmage last Monday night, Jets fans and the sports world at large were shocked and saddened. While it’s not as if every football fan is an Aaron Rodgers fan, the storyline surrounding the four-time MVP and the New York Jets was undeniable.
Unfortunately, many found pleasure in the quarterback’s untimely injury. While some rejoiced for sporting reasons, other, more unhinged critics managed to find political reasons to cheer the season-ending injury.
Of course, it is disgusting on any level to revel in a player’s misfortune, but that hasn’t kept some of the worst among us from celebrating and offering absurd reasons for a freak injury on a bad field.
Two of the highest-profile offenders spoke out this week with theories and barbs directed at Rodgers. As always, the future Hall of Famer wasn’t about to take the criticism lying down.
Greg Kelly, a conservative talk show host on Newsmax, somehow managed to blame Rodger’s injury on his well-publicized use of ayahuasca. Rodgers has been a huge supporter of the plant-based hallucinogenic, going so far as to credit the substance for his 2020 and 2021 MVP awards.
Kelly said: “I totally saw this coming. This was going to be a disaster. Something happened to this guy, he got involved in psychedelics. It’s not good and he took it and he encouraged others to do the same. … Lay off that tea.”
Of course, Rodger’s use of the substance had absolutely nothing to do with a sack on a bad surface that resulted in a freak injury, but that didn’t keep the armchair psychiatrist Kelly from weighing in.
Later, formerly respected ESPN sports anchor turned unhinged leftist Keith Olbermann also had to make sure his unwanted two cents were heard. In classic leftist fashion, Olbermann wrote on social media to his dozens of followers: “Another #SuddenLisfranc due to failure to vaccinate.”
Of course, Olbermann, who is himself a puppet operated by the leftist, pro-vaccine agenda, has spoken out time and again about people who choose to make their own healthcare decisions in terms of eschewing experimental vaccines. Rodgers has been a popular target for the once-popular ESPN personality, but this time, Aaron fired back.
On “The Pat McAfee Show,” making his first appearance since the injury, when McAfee mentioned the “jab” made by Olbermann, Rodgers simply replied: “Get your fifth booster, Keith,” to which he followed up with a single word reply, “bum.”
Aaron Rodgers infuriated the liberal establishment when he decided not to take the vaccine and actually do his own research as opposed to taking an experimental drug. As it turned out, he was correct with his personal inclinations.
However, that isn’t good enough for people like Keith Olbermann, who would rather revel in another person’s pain than be a decent human being. Considering Olbermann can’t land a media job and is relegated to doing lowly-rated YouTube videos and a podcast no one listens to, and Rodgers has hosted Jeopardy and is a much-loved NFL superstar, we can clearly see Olbermann is working from a position of jealousy.
Olbermann can continue to get his boosters; that is fine for him. Trying to connect Rodger’s vaccine status with a freak injury just implies that the vaccines have affected Olbermann’s cognitive reasoning, or he is just a jerk. Either way, he just looks like a bad guy, while Rodgers laughs it off like a pro.
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