Fast-forward to Wednesday, the Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback reacted to ex-Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin being found guilty on all three charges in the May 2020 death of George Floyd.
Favre, who talked about it on his “Bolling with Favre” podcast, said that he doesn’t believe Chauvin intentionally killed Floyd. Egter, die Green Bay Packers legend says that his “actions were uncalled for.”
“I find it hard to believe — and I’m not defending Derek Chauvin in any way — I find it hard to believe, eerstens, that he intentionally meant to kill George Floyd,” Favre said via TMZ Sport.
“That being said, his actions were uncalled for. I don’t care what color the person is on the street,” Favre continued. “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.”
Favre also talked about the reactions to him saying that he wants politics out of sports. Even though he offered his opinion on the Chauvin verdict, he says that he stands by what he said.
“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,” Favre said.