Bucs player vents after Brett Favre spotted in stands

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By RADIO.COM

Brett Favre's appearance at an NFL game this weekend appears to have irked at least one player.

The former Packers great was spotted in the stands during the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' home opener on Sunday -- maskless and wearing a Tom Brady t-shirt.

FOX Cameras caught Favre casually sauntering down an aisle in the lower bowl at Raymond James Stadium while wolfing down a bag of jalapeno chips.

The 50-year-old was rocking a white Bucs shirt -- with Brady's face superimposed as the team's swashbuckling pirate mascot.

The apparent show of support came only days after Favre rallied to Brady's defense when Bucs head coach Bruce Arians appeared to publicly criticize Brady for the team's Week 1 defeat at the hands of the New Orleans Saints.

"I think the last person you want to call out after the first game of the year is Tom Brady," Favre said last week.

Arians had been unusually public in his criticisms of Brady, questioning his "grit" and "determination" after a decidedly underwhelming performance against the Saints.

Favre's cameo on Sunday prompted criticism from at least one Bucs player, center Ryan Jensen, who wondered on social media why Favre was allowed into the stadium when no fans or player guests are permitted due to the coronavirus.

Favre was in Tampa while working on an assignment as a correspondent for NFL Films, the Tampa Bay Times reported. The assignment was a segment about a Bucs player, the report said, and was planned before Favre's apparent disagreement with Arians. Favre has close friends in both organizations, the article said, including the best man at his wedding, who is now Carolina's director of player wellness.

The incident is the latest in a string of recent headlines for the Hall of Famer, who last played in 2010 with the Minnesota Vikings. Favre in recent months turned heads when he hit the links with President Trump, and earlier this year returned payments to the state of Mississippi for no-show appearances after it was revealed the money was embezzled from state welfare funds.

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