Aaron Rodgers played his Christmas Day game against the Cleveland Browns in a one-of-a-kind pair of socks. They were a gift from Green Bay Packers teammate David Bakhtiari.
The socks were unique in that they featured a photo of Bakhtiari in game action. Aaron was disappointed that nobody seemed to have noticed the unique footwear. He told the story during his latest appearance on the Pat McAfee Show.
“Nobody asked me about it, though. I was so disappointed about it. I’m glad you brought it up on the show. That was part of a Christmas present from the Bakhtiari’s. Dave, in his trolling way, said, ‘You won’t wear those on gameday.’
I said, ‘Yeah, I will.’ He said, ‘You’ll get fined.’ I said, ‘Maybe, but you’ll pay my fine, right?’”
Rodgers did ultimately wear the socks. He wasn’t worried about the fine. He was just having fun with the whole thing.
That fun stands in stark contrast to the news that has been hounding Rodgers over his opinions about the COVID-19 pandemic. Rodgers has faced a media firestorm and tons of fan backlash for his controversial statements. At least he’s got those special socks.
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Transcription by Thirsty