Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all counts, but Bret Favre really drummed up some controversy with his opinion of the situation.
During his Bolling With Favre, the legendary quarterback said that he believes the ex-cop did not intentionally kill George Floyd, but his actions were still inexcusable. He made it clear that this is not a defense of Chauvin’s actions, but it’s hard to believe that the ex-cop meant to kill Floyd.
“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.”
“That being said, his actions were uncalled for. I don’t care what color the person is on the street. You do not … 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.”
“It was just uncalled for.”
He also made it clear that this was just his opinion and he is not a racist at all. He also feels as though there is a better way to unify people.
“I just gave my opinion. I’m certainly not a racist, despite what people think. I’m for unity. I just feel like there’s a better way to unify our country.”
Some people weren’t very happy about what Favre had to say. It seemed to many that he missed the point.
These sentiments from Favre sparked quite a reaction online. Many are calling him out for sharing his opinion on the matter when it wasn’t asked for. Torrey Smith commented to say: “I’m 1000% comfortable saying if it isn’t about playing quarterback…Don’t ask @BrettFavre.”
You can listen to what he had to say below.