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Aaron Rodgers: Tons of people watched my playoff game because they hoped I would lose

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Aaron Rodgers may be onto something. The Green Bay Packers quarterback opened up on “The Pat McAfee Show” on Tuesday about the end of his team’s season this weekend. The Packers missed their chance to play Super Bowl LVI when they lost to the San Francisco 49ers on Saturday.

According to Packers Wire, nearly 37 million people tuned in to the playoff game, and Rodgers believes a good portion of those viewers were downright haters.

“There were a ton of people who tuned in, who opposed us, for one reason and one reason only,” Rodgers told McAfee on his radio show. “It’s because of my vaccination status, and they want to see us lose so they can build up and take advantage and revel in the fact that my vaccination status was kind of the reason why we didn’t have a playoff success.”

Rodgers’ reasoning is not a complete escape.

Many people on Twitter seemed to enjoy seeing the Packers lose over the weekend, and their reasoning didn’t seem to be because they were die-hard 49ers fans.

Rodgers has had a rapid fall from grace over the past year. Initially, the 38-year-old footballer appeared to be on a roll in the public eye. In early 2021, Rodgers announced their engagement to “Big Little Lies” star Shailene Woodley and had a 10-episode run as a guest host on “Jeopardy!”

But her public image quickly changed when her views on vaccines came to light. After lying to reporters about his vaccination status, he caught COVID-19 in November 2021. Later that month, he appeared on McAfee’s show to insist he was not a “flat-earth anti-vax”, but sparked a stream of misinformationwhich also included the heartbreaking admission that he sought advice from controversial comedian Joe Rogan – who also caught COVID-19.

In December, when President Joe Biden met a woman wearing a Packers jacket while visiting tornado-ravaged Kentucky, he urged her to tell Rodgers to get a shot. Rodgers apparently didn’t like Biden’s comment and decided to blast the president in an ESPN article published Friday – the day before the Packers playoff game.

“When the President of the United States says, ‘It’s an unvaccinated pandemic,’ it’s because he and his constituents, who — I don’t know how there are if you look at one of his public speaking attempts — but I guess he got 81 million votes,” the NFL star told ESPN.

“But when you say things like that, and then you have the CDC, who – how do you even trust them – but then they come out and talk about 75% of COVID deaths have at least four comorbidities,” a- he continued. “And you still have this fake White House set saying it’s the unvaccinated pandemic. That’s not helping the conversation.



Aaron Rodgers: Tons of people watched my playoff game because they hoped I would lose

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