GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A Brett Favre lookalike says he wasn’t trying to fool anyone when he showed up at Green Bay Packers practice last week wearing the former quarterback’s jersey and signing autographs.
Kirk Ermatinger of Ripon says he was shocked when he saw the story and his picture all over the Internet.
WGBA-TV says Ermatinger signed autographs but doesn’t say whether it was Favre’s name he signed.
The 47-year-old says he’s often told he looks a lot like Favre, down to the gray sideburns.
He says he didn’t know the picture was taken and he didn’t intend to create a stir. He also says he wore the Favre jersey because it’s his only Packers jersey.
Favre’s travel coordinator said his boss hasn’t been in town since the last Minnesota Vikings game.
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