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Brett Favre Calls for Fox News Boycott Over Tucker Carlson

Brett Favre stands with Tucker Carlson, calls for Fox News boycott

NFL legend Brett Favre advocated for a boycott of Fox News on Monday over the network’s parting with former star host Tucker Carlson..

The former Green Bay Packers quarterback tweeted out his support for Mr. Carlson, saying “I’m with Tucker. Time to boycott Fox until they come to their senses and let the man speak.”

The tweet featured a clip of former Fox News personality Megyn Kelly saying that the network is betting on the upcoming presidential-primary season to lure back viewers who tuned out after Mr. Carlson’s firing on April 24.

After remaining largely quiet in recent months, Brett Favre broke his silence to weigh in on Tucker Carlson’s battle with Fox News.

Brett Favre Calls for Fox News Boycott

Brett Favre Calls for Fox News BoycottFavre crafted his first original tweet in almost a year Monday morning, then he deleted it. Then he tweeted it again with an accompanied video and the comments turned off. But in the battle of Tucker Carlson vs Fox News, Brett Favre stands with Tucker.

“I’m with Tucker. Time to boycott Fox until they come to their senses and let the man speak,” Favre tweeted. The tweet was paired with a video of former Fox News host Megyn Kelly discussing Carlson’s recent ouster and the grip Fox News maintains over the country’s conservative audience. Kelly’s narrative in the video shared by Favre is followed by a Tucker Carlson highlight reel and a call to boycott Fox News.

The Hall of Fame quarterback has left his lawyers to do most of his talking in recent months. Favre was named in a civil suit filed by the Mississippi Department of Human Services and accused of improperly receiving funds from the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, which were put toward a volleyball facility at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Carlson’s exit from Fox News caught Favre’s attention enough for him to fire off his first original or non-promotional tweet since he congratulated the Ole Miss Rebels baseball team in June 2022. Fox made the surprising decision to part ways with Carlson last month, reportedly after an internal investigation revealed the polarizing TV host privately disparaged the network and a top executive.

Currently, Carlson remains under contract with Fox News until January 2025, preventing him from going elsewhere to start creating inflammatory content again. And as Carlson prepares to battle the network in an attempt to break free of his contract, he has a supporter in Brett Favre.

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