Former NFL great Brett Favre is trending like crazy on Friday after he took to Twitter and formally endorsed President Trump, citing “freedom of speech and religion” and 2nd Amendment rights as two of his primary reasons for backing the Republican incumbent.
— TPS (@TotalProSports) October 23, 2020
“My Vote is for what makes this country great, freedom of speech & religion, 2nd [Amendment], hard working tax paying citizens, police & military,” Favre wrote on Twitter. “In this election, we have freedom of choice, which all should respect. For me & these principles, my Vote is for @RealDonaldTrump.”
My Vote is for what makes this country great, freedom of speech & religion, 2nd Amnd, hard working tax paying citizens, police & military. In this election, we have freedom of choice, which all should respect. For me & these principles, my Vote is for @RealDonaldTrump. #Vote ☑️🇺🇸
— Brett Favre (@BrettFavre) October 30, 2020
The Trump Campaign thanked Favre for his support.
— Team Trump (Text VOTE to 88022) (@TeamTrump) October 30, 2020
As expected, Twitter went crazy in the replies, with some loving his endorsement, while others attacked him:
Hell yeah Brett. Thanks for having the balls to support our president. I’m not sure about NFL. But I know in MLB the vast majority of players and staff are conservative
— Aubrey Huff (@aubrey_huff) October 30, 2020
See how this is done Drew Brees? 👇👇👇 https://t.co/Zd9NQqEd9l
— Cash$Money (@CashMon55832121) October 30, 2020
Should have worn a better helmet, Brett. https://t.co/MRpXKtGC1i
— Chip Franklin (@chipfranklin) October 30, 2020
He sent pictures of his penis to a co worker while he was married. One while masturbating in Crocs. Religious freedom? GTFOH. https://t.co/yIn2doDsRf
— Mark Schweitzer (@MarkSchweitzer) October 30, 2020
If you are in favor of "hard working tax pay citizens" why would you vote for a president who spends his days watching TV and only paid $750 in taxes? https://t.co/1S2m07CcPA
— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) October 30, 2020
How about you pay back hard working Mississippi taxpayers the over $1 million you bilked before you lecture on your “principles” https://t.co/aWNyXOHpxl
— Elise Jordan (@Elise_Jordan) October 30, 2020
I think it's wonderful news that Brett Favre endorsed Donald Trump. Given how many games he's thrown away with his career NFL records for interceptions, fumbles, and sacks, this is further confirmation Trump will lose on Tuesday. Thank you for this gift, Mr. Favre. https://t.co/OAsnDsIIiF
— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) October 30, 2020
Totally unshocked that Brett Favre is voting for Mr. "Get That Sonovabitch off the Field."
What a dick. https://t.co/tetmGi9b1y
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) October 30, 2020
a man who received (and hasn’t fully repaid) $1.1 million in WELFARE FUNDS from the state of mississippi for work he didn’t do is out here talking about hardworking, taxpaying citizens https://t.co/TN8P8o5m4A
— Alex McDaniel (@AlexMcDaniel) October 30, 2020
— Brandon Tatum (@TheOfficerTatum) October 30, 2020
Amazing! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 https://t.co/1Db2ErN20P
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) October 30, 2020
Aaron Rogers is better than you and he didn't sexually harrass team trainers https://t.co/oJdbV1pofI
— Jason Johnson (@DrJasonJohnson) October 30, 2020
Favre joins a few other sports celebrities in backing Trump, including former Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, golf legend Jack Nicklaus, UFC Commissioner Dana White, former NFL star Herschel Walker, former NFL coach Mike Ditka, former MLB All-Star Johnny Damon and Damon’s former teammate Curt Schilling.