(Big League Politics) – Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is hitting back against a Chicago sports journalist who openly admitted he’s refusing to vote for Rodgers as the NFL’s most valuable player because he’s unvaccinated. Rodgers hit back at Hub Arkush, speaking at a Wednesday press conference, calling Arkush a “bum” for a political rant targeting Rodgers.
Aaron Rodgers on NFL MVP voter who said he wouldn't vote for him:
"I think he’s a bum. I think he's an absolute bum…His problem is I’m not vaccinated. So, if he wants to go on a crusade & collude &…just for this season make it the Most Vaccinated Player, he should do that." pic.twitter.com/IVISxJV7CN
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) January 5, 2022
Rodgers argued that politically biased journos who decide their MVP vote on the basis of partisan political affiliations should be barred from casting a vote for the award.
Rodgers, who has made himself the target of ire from President Joe Biden himself for declining to receive the vaccine, has been increasingly willing to fire back at his politicized critics for attacking him over his personal medical information.
"It really comes down to giving less fucks & that's what I've tried to do the last couple years.. there's a lot of joy in being unapologetically yourself" ~@AaronRodgers12#PatMcAfeeShowLIVE pic.twitter.com/YmrripWVGO
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) January 4, 2022
Arkush had all but admitted that Rodgers wouldn’t receive his vote for NFL 2021 MVP because of his vaccine status, speaking on a Chicago radio station on Tuesday.
“I just think that the way he’s carried himself is inappropriate. And the vaccine thing was just one more log on the fire, so to speak. I think he’s a bad guy, and I don’t think a bad guy can be the most valuable guy at the same time.”
In more remarks, the sports journo all but admitted his MVP vote would be compromised with progressive political thought. “There’s no guidelines. We are told to pick the guy who we think is most valuable to his team. And I don’t think it says anywhere, ‘strictly on the field,’ although I do think he hurt his team on the field by the way he acted off the field. They’re gonna get the No. 1 seed anyway, but what if the difference had come down to the Chiefs game, where he lied about being vaccinated, ended up not playing and they got beat? I think all these things should be considerations.”
Neurotic progressives have flocked to attacking Rodgers after it became public that the Hall-of-fame tier quarterback hadn’t been vaccinated, with the NFL threatening to suspend and punish Rodgers in a vaccine mandate job that only ended with a fine.
Rodgers’ season statistics are strongly deserving of the MVP designation, with the Packers slated to capture the number 1 seed in the NFC on the back of the quarterback’s performance.