Recently retired NFL quarterback Jay Cutler was fired from an Uber Eats ad campaign after his opposition to compulsory face mask rules for children in schools emerged.
The 39-year-old, who played primarily for the Chicago Bears during his 12 seasons in the league, had criticized school boards' strict mask rules for children, and claims they cost him a good job.
'Lost a commercial with Uber eats partnering with the NFL. Was going to film in LA, 'views aren't aligned.' Guess they don't like future School board members. Frees up my weekend,' Cutler's tweet read, suggesting that he will use the time he'd have spent on his Uber deal researching how to join his local school board to push back against the face covering rule.
Cutler, from Nashville in Tennessee, has recently voiced his support of parents such as OutKick founder Clay Travis. He went viral with a video where he confronted the Williamson County School Board, speaking of the 'absurdity of in schools' at a tense Tennessee school board meeting on Tuesday.
Travis cited CDC data that shows children are mostly safe from serious COVID effects, Fox News reported on Thursday.
'The anti mask at schools revolution is underway in Tennessee. These are the people who couldn't get in the meeting tonight. They've never seen a crowd this big before for a school board meeting,' Travis' tweet read, which Cutler had retweeted last week.