NFL star Aaron Rodgers brutally slams the final ever episode of 'Game of Thrones'
The final season of Game of Thrones didn't exactly go down well with the fanbase. It definitely has its defenders, or at least those who think that the widespread criticism of the last few episodes was overblown, but the response hasn't been ideal.
It likely doesn't matter much to HBO, who managed to land their most-watched episode of all time this week, but there are a lot of people out there disappointed with how it all went down. In fact, there are many who are outright furious at how they decided to conclude the hit fantasy series - including Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Rodgers is known to be a huge fan of the show, this culminating in him landing a brief cameo in the fifth episode of this season. There were a lot of guesses as to who he played, which he quickly dismissed in a recent interview.
"I wasn't the guy that got burned up," Rodgers told reporters. "And I'm disappointed in every person who would actually say that was me because if you watched that person run, they're a total non-athlete. Total non-athlete. I wasn't the archer, either - although that person definitely looked like me."
Bran Stark becomes the King of Westeros
At this point, his interviews asked him what he thought of the controversial ending to the show, and whether he felt satisfied. "No," Rodgers said, not missing a beat. Then, rather than leaving it there, he went into detail about what had frustrated him about it.
"I love the show and it was a great 10 years, but no. I mean, you come down to the end and Tyrion says the person with the best story is Bran, who by the way three episodes ago said he wasn't Bran Stark anymore?
"Jon had a better story. Dany had a better story. Arya had a better story. Sansa had a better story. Tyrion had a better story. Varys had a better story. Bronn, a lot better story. Jamie a better story. Cersei, probably a better story. Gendry Baratheon, better story."
This is a common complaint from this season, with so many fans pointing out 'better' stories in the show, it's become a sort of meme.
Here's the interview with Rodgers:
But Rodgers wasn't done there. After, he started to speak on who he thought should be on the throne: Daenerys.
"I think Dany should've been on the throne," Rodger said, before launching into even more anti-Bran talk (preach).
"Here's the thing, though, here's my last theory. If Bran, the three-eyed raven who's all about the health of the realm, let's think about what he did.
"Basically wanted the throne the whole time because he's the one that told the Starks knowing that Sansa would tell Tyrion, knowing that Tyrion would talk to Varys, knowing they'd scheme for Dany's death, knowing that would piss her off, which led her to be the Mad Queen. So, he the entire time had to set this whole thing up? And at the end, he goes, 'I don't want to be king, but why did I travel all this way to be here?' No."
"I love the opportunity to be on the show, which most people probably don't think I was but I was there," Rodgers said. "I love the show, but the writers were off doing Star Wars. So, I think they might have been a little busy this last season."