It’s been almost three years since former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe went public with allegations that he lost his job because of his political views — and that special teams coach Mike Priefer was a “bigot.”
Not long after Kluwe published those allegations on Deadspin, clear sides started to form. And Blair Walsh was on the side of Priefer. Walsh, a rookie in 2012 and Kluwe’s teammate that season, said (among other things) in a statement shortly after Kluwe’s post:
In my time here at Minnesota, Rick Spielman and Leslie Frazier have exemplified true leadership. Contrary to Chris’ statements, they have promoted a workplace environment that was conducive for success. At no time did I ever feel suppressed or that I could not be myself. I firmly stand behind Rick Spielman, Leslie Frazier, and Mike Priefer.
I’m not sure if you believe in karma or the statute of limitations on it, but Kluwe seems to be a believer. Shortly after news broke Tuesday that Walsh has been waived after missing eight kicks this season (and a big one in the playoffs last January), Kluwe tweeted, “Karma’s a nasty lady.”
Karma’s a nasty lady.
— Chris Kluwe (@ChrisWarcraft) November 15, 2016
It’s safe to say there isn’t a ton of love lost between the two, who certainly didn’t see eye to eye on things.