Former NFL Player Calls for Fox News Boycott

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( – Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre went on Twitter on May 8 to declare that viewers should boycott Fox News only weeks after the network parted ways with one of its top hosts and conservative media pundit Tucker Carlson. In his post, Favre called for people to boycott Fox News until the network agreed to allow Carlson to speak.

Along with the tweet, Favre, 53, also posted a two-minute video clip that showed former Fox News host Megyn Kelly talking about her point of view regarding Carlson’s exit.

Fox News announced that Carlson would be leaving the network almost three weeks ago, This was only days after the network settled their defamation lawsuit brought forth by Dominion Voting Systems. Carlson was a central figure in the defamation case.

A source close to Carlson told Axios that Carlson was gearing up to use his allies in order to force his former employer to release him from his contract. Currently, Carlson’s contract is set to expire in January 2025, and until then, the former host is not allowed to work for any rival media outlet or to create his own.

Favre, a three-time NFL MVP, is currently facing his own controversies after being accused of misusing federal welfare funds in his home state of Mississippi. According to the accusations, Favre had misused more than $8 million from the federal government’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.

It’s also alleged that $5 million was used for the construction of a new volleyball facility for the University of Southern Mississippi (USM), his alma mater, where his daughter played in the volleyball team at the time. Favre has denied all accusations of wrongdoing.

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