Former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher posted an Instagram story that ripped NBA players for their refusal to play in response to the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Urlacher’s Instagram story referenced a legendary “Monday Night Football” performance that Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre had back in 2003.
“Brett Favre played the MNF game the day his dad died, threw 4 TDs in the first half and was a legend for playing in the face of adversity,” the Instagram story read. “NBA players boycott the playoffs because a dude reaching for a knife, wanted on a felony sexual assault warrant, was shot by police.”
Urlacher also ‘liked’ a post that praised Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old who has been charged with first-degree homicide after he shot three people with an assault rifle during protests Tuesday night, killing two.
Last night Urlacher and his wife Jennipher attended the RNC convention. She posted the invite on Instagram:
The former Bears linebacker and his wife accepted the invite, and they were spotted leaving the convention, amid a shower of boos.
The Chicago Bears organization distanced itself from Urlacher after his comments.
“The social media posts in no way reflect the values or opinions of the Chicago Bears organization,” the team said in a statement issued on Thursday night.
Looks like Urlacher is now officially cancelled.
That’s what cancel culture does best, but this time it’s completely justified.
Check out more of Urlacher and his wife Jennipher below: