In case you missed it, Hall of Famer Brett Favre, who called out Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians last week, was in attendance at Sunday’s game in Tampa Bay against the Carolina Panthers.
Favre was even rocking one of those new Tompa Bay t-shirts that Tom Brady has been hawking since taking his talents to the Bay.
Pretty cool, right?
Well, it would have been, if, you know, other people, like, say, the families of the players actually playing in the game had been allowed to attend.
Upon seeing a tweet posted by Fox Sports with a picture of the Gunslinger and the caption, “Spotted in Tampa Bay. Brett Favre crushing some chips while wearing a Tom Brady @Buccaneers shirt,” Buccaneers center Ryan Jensen posed a very valid question.
“So he can go to the game but my family can’t? Interesting,” Jensen replied on Twitter.
So he can go to the game but my family can’t? Interesting https://t.co/bSDN7Vd6hD
— Ryan Jensen (@sinjen66) September 21, 2020
Jensen isn’t wrong. The Buccaneers previously announced that no fans were going to allowed in the stadium for at least the team’s first two homes games. And that included members of players’ families.
— Grace Remington (@GraceRemiWTSP) September 2, 2020
Also… where was Favre’s mask? Or does that rule also not apply to him?
That's Brett Favre. He literally drinks Covid-19 for breakfast. He doesn't need a mask.— Steve Anderson (@JerseyFinFan) September 21, 2020
Jensen wasn’t the only one a little ticked off by Favre’s appearance at a game to which he literally has no connection to whatsoever.
“So let Joe get this straight,” wrote JoeBucsFan.com.
“Bucs fans get shut out of a home game they yearned to see, but Brett Favre gets to enter the stadium seats for a close look at the Bucs?
“Joe saw the video below and wanted to vomit. Who made this decision at One Buc Palace, and why was it made? Does Bucs management think it’s funny to force lifelong fans to stay home while a former arch rival quarterback is allowed a shot at the seats and an open-air look at Tom Brady?”
He goes on to point out that, yes, media is allowed in the game and Favre does have a SiriusXM show that airs once a week, but “non-photo media is limited to the press box in this COVID-19 environment.”
Others voiced their displeasure, like Jensen, on Twitter.
Speak on it ryan!— candy corn connoisseur (@cruddydre_) September 21, 2020
yeah thats crap!— Antknee Al3xander (@handt0eknee) September 21, 2020
Do as I say not as I do!— sean clark (@SMClark56) September 21, 2020
It's Florida— Rok Rivera (@SkinsRun) September 21, 2020
Turns out, Favre was officially at the game as an “NFL Films correspondent” with a “couple” members of his family, along with a “pretty decent-sized film crew,” reports ProFootballTalk.com.
Still doesn’t explain his t-shirt or the fact that he wasn’t wearing a mask, but hey…