(SNews) – NFL legend Brett Favre broke his silence on the shocking firing of Fox News star Tucker Carlson and the nasty negotiations to get Tucker out of his contract and called for a boycott of the conservative network.
Tucker is reportedly ready to go scorched earth on Fox if they continue to fight him and block his next move in media. Favre was responding to a video by ex-Fox News star Megyn Kelly where she slammed the network for trying to silence Tucker.
The NFL Hall of Famer is backing Tucker in the dispute. Favre said: “I’m with Tucker. Time to boycott Fox until they come to their senses and let the man speak.”
Bryan Freedman, the lawyer Carlson hired for the contract fight said: “The idea that anyone is going to silence Tucker and prevent him from speaking to his audience is beyond preposterous.”
Tucker’s contract expires in January 2025. Fox does not want to compete with Tucker.
They are trying to pay him the remaining months of his contract, not as a reward for years of great ratings but rather to keep him off the air and away from any rivals.
Sources close to Tucker told Axios that Tucker is seriously looking at starting a direct-to-consumer media outlet like Glenn Beck and Bill OReilly did.
Tucker’s last video on social media has over 80 million views so he is in line for a massive payday.
Sources close to Tucker told Axios the gloves are coming off:
“Tucker knows where a lot of bodies are buried, and is ready to start drawing a map.
“They’re coming to him and saying: ‘Do you want me to hit Fox?’
“He’s been saying: ‘No. I want to get this done quiet and clean.’
“Now, we’re going from peacetime to Defcon 1.
I’m with Tucker. Time to boycott Fox until they come to their senses and let the man speak. pic.twitter.com/dvrNlLdvgW
— Brett Favre (@BrettFavre) May 8, 2023
Stand With Tucker Carlson, Boycott Fox News
Boycott Fox News As Long As They're Keeping Tucker Off The Air pic.twitter.com/Kb3yJnSdeV
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) May 8, 2023