It’s not quite the same as comparing yourself to Jesus, but it’s close.
In his big sit down interview with Keith Olbermann Thursday, controversial former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe drew a parallel between himself and another famous football player who is currently out of the league for reasons possibly not entirely related to performance.
We’re through the looking glass people. Gay rights advocate Chris Kluwe has compared himself to outspoken Christian Tim Tebow.
“As much as we are polar opposites on the things we stand for, Tebow is the exact same way,” Kluwe explained. “There are backup quarterbacks in the NFL right now that Tebow is certainly better than — he could fill a role with a team. But because he brings this other stuff with him, just like I bring my other stuff with me, teams look at it like, ‘We don’t want it. We don’t want players speaking out. We don’t want players doing anything other than football.'”
Chris Kluwe and Tim Tebow, brothers-in-arms?
I”d be interested to know what Tebow thinks about this. If he considers himself a fellow crusader for free speech vs. mind-numbing corporatism. Or if he would rather not be lumped in with a guy like Kluwe.
Tebow is currently employed by ESPN, so he certainly has a platform if he wishes to speak for or against Kluwe.
Whatever you think of Kluwe, you have to give him this: he’s great at the PR chess game. Pointing out the similarities between the persecution Tebow has allegedly suffered as a Christian in the public eye and the blackballing Kluwe himself is now allegedly experiencing as an outspoken advocate for social change?