Clay Travis: “The ‘right’ and the ‘wrong’ side of history typically requires you to often go in a way that might be considered controversial in your own era. Muhammad Ali’s decision not to submit to the Vietnam Draft was incredibly controversial, his choice to give up his belt was incredibly controversial, and his willingness to go to jail over this decision was incredibly controversial… But nowadays, virtually nobody supports the idea of the Vietnam War, and the Vietnam War was brought to you by the best and brightest expert minds in the United States government, and they got it WRONG. They got everything about Vietnam virtually wrong, and the people who questioned the war and fought back it against it have been vindicated as being on the right side of history. Using an athlete as a proxy here, I think history is going to judge Aaron Rodgers, Kyrie Irving, and Novak Djokovic as having been very much on the ‘right side of history’ as it pertains to the COVID shot. All three men gave up money, opportunity, and certainly were castigated from the high heavens for making the choice that they didn’t believe that they should get the COVID shot because they didn’t believe as young, healthy people that they needed it, and the data has overwhelmingly reflected that they were correct. Remember, they lied to you, they told you that the COVID shot would prevent you from getting COVID or spreading it, it doesn’t… Early on for a long time they wouldn’t let us say that masks, the data reflects, don’t work, they wouldn’t let you say that the COVID shot doesn’t prevent you from getting COVID or stop you from spreading it, and now the Twitter and Facebooks of the world are suddenly recognizing ‘hey, you know what, we got that wrong, let’s go ahead and allow this debate to be going on.’ I give credit to Aaron Rodgers, Kyrie Irving, and Novak Djokovic for speaking out, and everyone in the media who criticized these guys should apologize because they were right and you were wrong when they said they didn’t need to get the COVID shot.” (Full Segment Above)
Watch Clay Travis compare Kyrie Irving, Aaron Rodgers, and Novak Djokovic’s refusal to get the COVID-19 vaccine to Muhammad Ali’s decision to reject fighting in the Vietnam War, as Clay argues that Irving, Rodgers, and Djokovic will end up on the ‘right side of history’ and vindicated years from now the same way Ali was.
Check out the segment above as Clay expands on his recent column that details how Rodgers, Irving, and Djokovic endangering their careers to stand by an unpopular opinion and ‘speak truth to power, stand on principle over money and praise, and directly defy the United States government’ was similar to what Ali notoriously did in 1967.