In the midst of the tension in the nation's socio-political sphere, there are more than a few folks who believe that sports should not enter the realm of politics. For some, sports is a form of entertainment that should serve as a distraction from everything else that's going on in the world. As it turns out, NFL legend Brett Favre is on this same boat.

Favre made a guest appearance on Wednesday's town hall from the White House, and the 51-year-old expressed his belief that the NBA and the NFL's TV ratings have suffered due to their involvement in the political sphere:

“The NBA and the NFL are struggling with lower ratings, as fans clearly do not want political messaging mixed with their sports,” Favre said, via Des Bieler of The Washington Post.

The Hall of Famer then went on to pose a pressing question pertaining to what type of balancing act the leagues must take in order to get the best of both worlds, so to speak:

“So how should the leagues support and promote an anti-racism position without becoming political and alienating fans?” he asked.

Favre does not seem to have anything against anti-racism. His query does not appear to be rhetorical, and it looks as though he really has a genuine concern as to how the NBA and the NFL can still act against systemic racism. In his mind, however, this is under the premise that the league remains neutral so as not to alienate its audience with varying beliefs.