Indianapolis Colts fans don’t seem to be taking Andrew Luck’s shocking retirement news very well. Most of them booed him off the field when the news dropped during the preseason game at Lucas Oil Stadium, while others decided to burn his jersey for some insane reason.
“I’d be lying if I said I didn’t hear it,” Luck said of the boos. “Yeah, it hurt. I’ll be honest, it hurt.”
You could see Luck hurting from the reaction as he made his way off the field as a member of the team for the final time:
A bunch of season ticket holders took their anger out on the franchise by contacting them and asking to refund their tickets for the 2019 season.
Then, you have a bunch of fans who don’t want this team to go down the drain and effectively called on the franchise to contact Colin Kaepernick and get him on this team now.
Kaepernick implied he would like to have an opportunity to play football again via an August 7th tweet.
“5am. 5 days a week. For 3 years. Still Ready,” Kaepernick tweeted with a video.
Unfortunately for those fans, the Colts are unlikely to sign Kaepernick this time around, since they passed on doing so when Luck was sidelined during the 2017 season.
Colts owner Jim Irsay actually spoke out against National Anthem protests in 2016 as well.
“I think it’s the wrong venue,” Irsay told USA Today. “It hasn’t been a positive thing. What we all have to be aware of as players, owners, PR people, equipment managers, is when the lights go on we are entertainment. We are being paid to put on a show. There are other places to express yourself.”