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‘It Was One of Those Rare Times in Life’: When an Unlikely Sports Legend Left America’s Current Most Controversial Athlete Absolutely Star-Struck

Published 10/09/2022, 9:30 AM EDT
Aaron Rodgers is one of the most respected athletes in the world. The Packers superstar has been widely admired by the fans and the NFL community. However, recently A-Rod was left awestruck after meeting one of the legendary soccer stars in England. He shared the experience of running an encounter with Liverpool legend, Steven Gerrard.
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The 38-year-old recalled the experience when Gerrard played for the MLS club, LA Galaxy. “I ran an encounter with Steven Gerrard when he was playing for the Galaxy. And it was one of the rare times in my life when I was star-struck. And we were just in like sharp and I was getting an alpha for the SPS or something and I was just stunned and I was like, Oh my god. I turned around and nobody knows who he is,” he said.
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Why Aaron Rodgers was America’s most controversial athlete?
Aaron Rodgers rose to prominence in 2011, leading the Packers to a Super Bowl triumph. The superstar also won two league MVP awards in 2011 and 2014. However, his stance on several issues left him in a challenging scenario. Rodgers became famed for controversies and hence became one of America’s most controversial athletes.
Sep 25, 2022; Tampa, Florida, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) reacts on a touchdown scored against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Rodgers himself wondered why his opinions were controversial. His recent remarks on his experience with Ayahuasca also did not sit well with the fans. Ayahuasca is a plant-based psychedelic drug he experimented with while in Peru. However, Rodgers had a unique take on controversies. “In order to come together as people you have to listen to other people’s opinions & a lot of the time you don’t agree with those opinions,” the 38-year-old QB said on the Pat McAfee Show.
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What is next for Rodgers?
At present, the star QB is getting ready for a London matchup with the Giants. He is in England and was spotted at Wembley Stadium. A-Rod was watching an international friendly, featuring England and US women’s national teams.
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Meanwhile, he wasn’t alone at the iconic stadium. The superstar was seen chatting with Jason Sudeikis, who acted in Ted Lasso. Rodgers will look to take his A game forward in the game against the Giants.
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