Aaron Rodgers Roasted Online After His Packers Lose to 49ers

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was roasted on social media after his Green Bay Packers' were defeated by San Francisco 49ers in their NFC divisional playoff clash on Saturday.

The Packers—many's favourites for Superbowl LVI—suffered a 13-10 home defeat at Lambeau Field in Wisconsin. And afterwards many on Twitter took aim at Rodgers.

While several commented on Rodgers's performance during the game, others teased the quarterback over his controversial remarks about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Sports analyst Shannon Sharpe posted: "Rodgers won't have to worry about being COVID tested next wk [week] or ppl [people] trying to silence him. After this embarrassing lost (sic).

"He'll disappear and silence himself. Happy for Kyle [Shanahan] and the 9ers."

Sports columnist Skip Bayless added: "I guess Aaron Rodgers also got immunized against winning in the postseason."

Podcast host Richard Johnson commented: "Gotta do my own research on who I'm picking for the super bowl now."

While PhillyVoice reporter Kyle Neubeck tweeted: "Aaron Rodgers' playoff run thwarted by snowflakes, cancel culture strikes again."

Rodgers, the league's reigning MVP, did not immediately respond to such tweets. Green Bay Packers representatives have been contacted for comment.

Rodgers would likely have been hoping for payback against his boyhood team, who had snubbed him in 2005's draft.

Speaking after the clash, Rodgers said of the defeat: "It's fresh right now. A little shocking for sure.

"I was hoping to have a nice weekend for the NFC Championship, to enjoy the lead-up and then start contemplating some things, so I haven't even let the moment really sink in yet."

Rodgers was widely criticized over comments he made during an appearance on the Pat McAfee podcast last year, when he discussed his reasons for not getting vaccinated.

During the interview, Rodgers commented he wanted to be a father in the future and added: "To my knowledge, there has been zero long-term studies around sterility or fertility issues around the vaccines, so that definitely was something I was worried about."

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has pushed back against claims the COVID-19 vaccine can cause fertility issues.

It said: "There is currently no evidence that any vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, cause fertility problems (problems trying to get pregnant) in women or men."

Rodgers's statements were slammed by numerous people, including radio host Howard Stern and commentator Stephen A. Smith.

The star quarterback later said he would take "full responsibility" for anyone that was "misled" by his previous comments on COVID-19 in a follow-up interview on The Pat McAfee Show in October.

Rogers tested positive for COVID that same month and was forced to miss 10 days under the NFL's policy at the time.

The quarterback was also previously fined by the NFL after it was determined that he had lied when asked by the media if he had been vaccinated.

He had commented that he was "immunized," but did not state whether he had received the vaccine.

Aaron Rodgers with the Green Bay Packers
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers reacts after failing to get a first down during the 2nd quarter of the NFC Divisional Playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers at Lambeau Field on January 22, 2022 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Rodgers was roasted on social media platform Twitter. Getty/Quinn Harris / Stringer