Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre encouraged his Twitter followers to boycott Fox News on Monday morning.
The Green Bay Packers legend took a shot at the conservative media network for abruptly firing Carlson at the end of April for undisclosed reasons.
“I’m with Tucker. Time to boycott Fox until they come to their senses and let the man speak,” Favre tweeted.
In the same post, he shared a video of Sirius XM host Megyn Kelly slamming Fox News for trying to silence Carlson by paying him to stay off rival networks.
I’m with Tucker. Time to boycott Fox until they come to their senses and let the man speak. pic.twitter.com/dvrNlLdvgW
— Brett Favre (@BrettFavre) May 8, 2023
According to Axios, Fox wants to Carlson to sit on the sidelines for $20 million a year, until his contract expires in January 2025.
“It’s not settled, they don’t have a deal, why not?” Kelly questioned.
“Because he needs to be silenced while Fox tries to rebuild that disappearing audience.”
She directly addressed her conservative audience, who she taunted for being weak “lapdogs” that would return to the network for upcoming high profile political events.
“They are banking on you coming back to them. They’ve got a debate in August. You can’t resist,” Kelly taunted.
“You’ll go, you’ll forgive everything. They’re banking on it.
“DeSantis is likely to announce this month, you’re going to turn on Fox News,” she continued.
“You can’t go to CNN, you’re not going to go to Newsmax.”
“You’re going to tune in to the Fox News primetime, you lapdogs,” Kelly hissed.
“It’s what you always do, it’s how they have billions.”
The podcast host said that Fox will “win in the end” like they always do, if they manage to keep audiences from following Carlson to a new venture.
“That’s what’s happening here, keep him silent on the sidelines for as long as possible,” she raged. “On Fox, on politics, on anything.”
Carlson is reportedly ready to go to war with Fox to get out of the last 19 months of his contract.
While Fox News’ ratings have plunged, their former star is fielding offers from rival networks Newsmax and Rumble, who are offering him higher paying contracts.
Despite his ability to score a better paying gig, sources close to Carlson said that considering building his own media network, and has met with Twitter CEO Elon Musk to discuss a possible venture together.
“The idea that anyone is going to silence Tucker and prevent him from speaking to his audience is beyond preposterous,” said his lawyer Bryan Freedman.
The former Fox News host has been approached by allies that are prepared to spar with the network to get him out of his contract.
While a source said that Carlson wants to get out “quiet and clean,” he “knows where a lot of bodies are buried, and is ready to start drawing a map.”
“Now, we’re going from peacetime to Defcon 1,” the same person disclosed. “His team is preparing for war. He wants his freedom.”