We're three days removed from Andrew Luck's surprise retirement and I'm still seeing criticism for Colts fans coming from local and national pundits. As you know, Luck's final exit from Lucas Oil Stadium was met with some scattered boos. While I'm never in favor of booing your own players, I can actually understand the reaction in the emotion of the moment. Here's what I said this morning on Twitter:
On the surface, I get why people on the outside looking in think it's a bad look for Indianapolis as booing your own players is never good. But, when you break down the context - the shock, the emotion, the frustration that your franchise player is abruptly retiring - I think the knee-jerk reaction is completely understandable. This decision stung.
Leonard's quote (Luck's own teammate!) about selfishly being upset at first tells you all you need to know. Being angry/frustrated was a selfish reaction, but it was a human one. I believe most fans have come to accept Luck's decision and realize that booing was the wrong thing, but in the heat of the moment, I think they deserve a pass.
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