NFL Legend, Brian Urlacher, Receives Major Backlash for Controversial Social Media Post About NBA Protests and Recent Shootings
Throughout his NFL career, controversy has followed Hall of Fame linebacker, Brian Urlacher. Fans and players alike believe Urlacher is one of the most overrated players of all time, yet he is still considered one of the best linebackers ever. This time, however, the controversy has far more gravity.
Urlacher is receiving a lot of heat for a recent post on his Instagram. In his post, he stated that Brett Favre played a football game the night after his father died, and the linebacker called him “legend” for doing so. He then berated NBA players for boycotting the Playoffs because of the unjust shooting of Jacob Blake, and Brian proceeded to belittle Blake and the racial inequity among police in America.
Urlacher also liked a post on Instagram which called for the freedom of domestic terrorist, Kyle Rittenhouse who opened fire on protesters at a Black Lives Matter protest in Kenosha Wisconsin.
Brian then said on the matter of the NBA Playoff Boycott, “NBA players boycott the playoffs because a dude reaching for a knife, wanted on a felony sexual assault warrant, was shot by police.”
In response to Urlacher’s actions, the Chicago Bears stated, “The social media posts in no way reflect the values or opinions of the Chicago Bears organization.”
Urlacher has been bashed in the past for his political incorrectness, but he has never been this far out of line. While one would hope that Brian may change his tune, it seems he is set in his prejudiced ways. The Bears organization has made a good call in distancing themselves from him.
Brian has doomed his image and reputation with his actions. Instead of being remembered for his Hall of Fame career, Urlacher will be remembered for his incorrect stance against progression in the United States.
Pierson Scheinberg is a student who lives in California, and attends the College Preparatory School. Pierson lived in Baltimore, Maryland until August 2017 when he moved to the Bay Area. Pierson is an avid golfer who enjoys watching all sports. He is a writer and sports analyst for At the Buzzer.