Aaron Rodgers was only ‘joking’ when he said he had Covid toe, okay?

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On Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal reported that Aaron Rodgers has “Covid toe.” In many Covid-positive people – especially younger people – Covid toe is a condition a lot like frostbite, where toes go numb and there are circulation issues. Rodgers continues to be unvaccinated and he continues to feel “crucified” over the reaction to his appallingly stupid anti-vaxx stance. He was in a ten-day mandatory quarantine following his initial Covid diagnosis, and the Covid toe story came about because he Zoomed into the football talk show, The Pat McAfee Show. Aaron himself said/joked that he has Covid toe, but now he’s complaining that people took him seriously:

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers on Wednesday sought to set the record straight about his recent toe injury, dismissing claims that he had a condition known as “COVID toe” after referencing it the day before.

Rodgers told reporters Wednesday that he had a fractured toe and demanded an apology from The Wall Street Journal, which published a story referring to his toe injury as a medical condition brought on by his recent COVID-19 diagnosis. The Journal story, titled “Aaron Rodgers Doesn’t Just Have Any Toe Injury. He Has COVID Toe,” cited remarks Rodgers made in an appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show” on Tuesday in which he joked with the host and remarked that he “didn’t have any lingering effects other than COVID toe.”

“That’s actually called disinformation when you perpetuate false information about an individual. I have a fractured toe,” Rodgers said Wednesday, according to ESPN. The quarterback added that he “had never heard of COVID toe before.”

“Pat made a joke about it on the show, and I mentioned yesterday that it’s worse than a turf toe and it must be a bone issue,” he said, according to ESPN. Rodgers took off his shoes and showed his bare toes — sans lesions — at a press conference on Wednesday in reaction to the Journal story, which was widely quoted by news outlets throughout the day.

The quarterback said he expected an apology from the Journal and added that he did “get a kick out of reading that article.”

[From The Hill]

I mean… it’s not disinformation if you were accurately quoted and the publication simply didn’t note that you were being sarcastic or joking? It’s just… bad journalism, not disinformation. Anyway, he did show his feet on camera and there were no lesions. The fractured toe is hurting though, which he only discovered when he went back to training. So there you go: no Covid toe, just a fractured toe. He fractured it while he was at home, in quarantine, because he had Covid and lied about being immunized. There, no disinformation.

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34 Responses to “Aaron Rodgers was only ‘joking’ when he said he had Covid toe, okay?”

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  1. Hell Nah! says:

    First of all Aaron, keep yo’ damn trap shut! And then go take a few showers. You look like a smelly greaseball. I’m done.

    • North of Boston says:

      He should just stop talking.

      I’d say he should just stop saying false things, out loud, with his own face, in public, but that doesn’t seem to be an option with him.

      So Just. Stop. Talking.

    • Barbie1 says:

      He continues to make a fool out of himself. When will he stop? No one wants to hear him let alone look at him.

    • ElleV says:

      i gagged a little when i saw that bottom pic

    • Mustang Sally says:

      He’s done showering in order to be more aligned with his girlfriend’s hippy lifestyle.

    • shanaynay says:

      He comes off like a major douche bag!

  2. Willow says:

    He doesn’t have COVID toe, he has COVID brain.

  3. Seaflower says:

    Why don’t I believe him? I currently have a fractured toe and believe me, I know its broken every time I walk on it. None of this rubbish about not knowing until your back training. Every step is pain and its literally only a hairline fracture.

  4. Swack says:

    Why does he believe it’s okay to joke about anything related to Covid? It’s bad enough that he misled people with his status of being “immunized”. He really needs to just go away and keep his mouth shut.

  5. vs says:

    What is SW doing with this idiot?

  6. Piratewench says:

    Listen to this unvaccinated a-hole speaking with such smacked-ass condescension about coverage of his toe as disinformation.

    Disinformation is any of the idiotic “factiods” that led this perfectly healthy adult to not get vaccinated.

    I don’t even know about this guy and had no opinions of him whatsoever, but he’s managed to make me dislike him very much.

    • Lexilla says:

      Disinformation isn’t even the right term. Disinformation is a deliberate attempt to manipulate. Misinformation is unintentionally sharing information that turns out to be false. At worst, WSJ is guilty of misinformation. Because they listened to his words. Lesson learned.

  7. CROWHOODreturns says:

    Wash your hair, A A Ron.

  8. FilmTurtle says:

    Man, being called out for lying really sent him around the bend. He is becoming unraveled.

    • steph says:

      And he had the reaction of a brain dead Rogan follower of “the woke mob is persecuting meeeee!!!” when he faces consequences for his actions.

      This guy may be dumber than Tom Brady.

  9. Wendy says:

    You’re wondering what a woman who eats clay and sunbathes her vagina is doing with this guy? They seem like a perfect match to me.

  10. Rapunzel says:

    My guess: he has Covid toe but then realized he was stupid to admit it. So he backtracked.

  11. WithTheAmerican says:

    I have news for him. Mild Covid toes can be covered up (ask me how I know) and covid can cause all kinds of pains throughout your body, activates old injuries, and makes you feel as if you’ve broken every bone on your body in rotation.

  12. Lunasf17 says:

    He is so rough looking! He looks decades older than his age. Still can’t get over these “tough”’athletes that are bashed in the head for a living are scared of a shot to the arm. What a bunch of whomps!

  13. Chanteloup says:

    What. An. Asshole. He. Is.

  14. topherben says:

    Rodgers is really leaning into to his “Rogan Bro” persona eh?

  15. Joanna says:

    After I got my 2nd Covid vaccine shot, I felt sick. I had chills and felt so sick and tired. The vaccine is a weakened version I believe. If that’s the case, I REALLY don’t want to get Covid. I never get sick *knock on wood* and that knocked me on my ass. After about 3 hours I fell sleep and when I woke up the chills were gone. I was just really tired and fell back asleep. When I woke up around 11 am, I felt back to normal and worked in the afternoon. That’s not meant to scare you off the vaccine but meant to say Covid must be really bad!

    • Chanteloup says:

      Hey, no disrespect to you and your experience with the vaccine [and so glad you’re vaccinated!] but want to point out neither the mRNA nor the viral vector COVID vaccines contain the virus. You can read at cdc dot gov how they work. [I found it interesting!]
      Their site says mRNA vaccines teach our immune systems how to recognize and fight the virus by teaching our cells to make a harmless piece of a “spike protein,” which is found on the surface of the virus that causes COVID-19. After making the protein piece, cells display it on their surface. Our immune system then recognizes that it does not belong there and responds to get rid of it. When an immune response begins, antibodies are produced, creating the same response that happens in a natural infection.
      Sometimes this process can cause symptoms, such as fever, signs that the body is building protection against the virus that causes COVID-19, which sounds like what you experienced. And I so agree, it’s so much better than succumbing to COVID!

  16. Normades says:

    He’s such a fricking tool. If I were his PR person I’d tell him to quarantine quietly and STFU. He is just digging this hole deeper and should be totally suspended imo.

  17. Mike says:

    He wants to be a victim so bad but has noobody else to blame but himself.