'Let's have a conversation': Aaron Rodgers challenges 'Mr Pfizer' Travis Kelce to Covid vaccine debate
Travis Kelce, who recently appeared in a commercial for Pfizer, earlier said he never expected a 'vaxx war' with Aaron Rodgers
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Following a discussion regarding the Covid-19 vaccine, Aaron Rodgers challenged Travis Kelce to a debate.
Rodgers had referred to the Chiefs player as "Mr Pfizer" last week because he had appeared in a commercial for the pharmaceutical firm, as reported by OK Magazine.
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Aaron Rodgers says there's 'lot of propaganda out there'
Following the jibe, Kelce jokingly told reporters that he thought the nickname was "pretty good," but that he had never anticipated that he would be engaged in a "vaxx war" with Rodgers, as reported by Forbes.
The New York Jets quarterback responded to Taylor Swift's rumored new beau during a recent appearance on 'The Pat McAfee Show'. Rodgers told the host, "Well, there’s a lot of propaganda out there. Lot of propaganda out there."
He said, "Listen, you know, Mr Pfizer said he didn’t think he’d be in a vaxx war with me. . . . This ain’t a war, homey, this is conversation. But if you wanna have some sort of duel, debate, have me on the podcast, come on the show. Let’s have a conversation."
Aaron Rodgers challenges Travis Kelce
The NFL pro continued, "I’m gonna take my man RFK Jr, and he can have, you know, Tony Fauci or some other Pharmacrat, and we can have a conversation about this."
Additionally, Rodgers referred to the media attention that Kelce's moniker has received as "fascinating."
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He added, "I mean, the triggering, though. Was that not incredible last week? I mean, you know, I made a tiny little joke about a guy shilling for a, you know, potentially — it’s not potentially, but it’s a, you know, corrupt company and everybody kind of loses their minds over it."
This comes about a month after Rodgers received backlash on social media for posting a picture of himself wearing a medical mask even though he didn't wear one during several press conferences in 2021 and other pandemic-related controversies.
Rodgers claimed he was 'immunized' despite not taking Covid-19 vaccine
Rodgers had earlier asserted he was "immunized" despite not receiving the Covid-19 vaccine. He also acknowledged taking ivermectin to combat the virus.
He said on 'The Pat McAfee Show' at the time, "Look, I’m not, you know, some sort of anti-vax flat-earther. I am somebody who is a critical thinker. I believe strongly in bodily autonomy and ability to make choices for your body."
"I consulted with a now good friend of mine Joe Rogan, after he got Covid and I’ve been doing a lot of stuff that he recommended," he continued, noting that included taking monoclonal antibodies and ivermectin.