Chris Kluwe is not shy about expressing his opinions. And the great thing about Kluwe is that he is perfectly willing to take any heat that comes with being so outspoken. Have to respect his willingness to speak out, even if you don’t always agree with his takes. And some of his takes as we know are quite controversial.
Kluwe has spoken out in favor of gay marriage in the past, and that has gotten him ripped. His latest act of protest wasn’t quite that big a deal in a larger societal sense but it was a pretty big deal inside the world of pro football. During Sunday’s game, Kluwe slapped a little post-it note over the Hall of Fame logo on his uniform. The note read “Vote Ray Guy.” A reference to punter Ray Guy who, because of a general HOF bias against punters and kickers, is not in the Hall even though he is universally recognized as the greatest punter of all-time.
A cool act of protest by Kluwe? Yes. But also a uniform violation. And we know how serious the NFL is about uniform violations. So Kluwe can expect a fine. He has already acknowledged that he knows a fine is coming and he accepts it. Like I said, Kluwe isn’t afraid to take the heat that comes with expressing opinions. Even Roger Goodell’s heat doesn’t scare him. He’s going to stick up for his punting brethren even if it means being lighter in the wallet.
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