With news of the punishment handed down for Antonio Brown using a fake vaccination card, an interesting debate has arisen surrounding the Aaron Rodgers situation. On social media people are insinuating the NFL is racist for suspending Antonio Brown for using a fake COVID vaccination card, but only fining Aaron Rodgers for lying about his vaccination status. However, there is actually a stark difference in their cases.
Social Media Insinuates NFL is Racist in Reaction to Antonio Brown Getting Suspended for Fake Vaccination Card
According to reports Antonio Brown is suspended for 3 games without pay after NFL’s investigation discovered that his COVID-19 vaccination card was indeed fake. As you probably remember not too long ago Antonio Brown’s chef exposed that IG model Cydney Moreau helped Antonio Brown obtain that fake COVID card.
We will explain below why AB’s situation is different from Aaron Rodgers’, but first take a look at some reactions to Antonio Brown getting suspended for the fake COVID vaccination card.
Why Was Antonio Brown Suspended for Using a Fake Vaccination Card, But Aaron Rodgers Fined for Lying about COVID Vaccination Status?
The difference between Antonio Brown’s situation, and Aaron Rodgers situation lies in the protocols, and who was aware of the truth. According to reports Antonio Brown was following protocols stipulated for NFL players who are vaccinated.
Unvaccinated players are required to get tested daily, travel on separate flights from the rest of the team, wear a mask at team facilities, and not eat meals with teammates. By making people think he was vaccinated Antonio Brown circumvented all those regulations. Of course that didn’t cause any issues, which isn’t surprising because most of the restrictions placed on unvaccinated people make no sense.
On the flipside when Aaron Rodgers lied about his vaccination status, he allegedly only lied to the media. Reports say the Green Bay Packers were aware Aaron Rodgers was not vaccinated, and that he was following protocol for unvaccinated players. The fine actually came from Aaron Rodgers attending a Halloween party, which was against protocol for unvaccinated players.
NFL could possibly be racist considering how they handled Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the anthem in a peaceful protest of police brutality and other social injustices, but in Antonio Brown’s suspension case there is probably no racism involved.
Authors: JordanThrilla Staff