Colin Cowherd: “Media, stop ripping Indianapolis fans for booing. Fans name their pets and their kids after players, and wear another man’s jersey on their back. Then you put three beers in them and you expect them to be perfectly and contextually nuanced with their reaction? Fans pay to be crazy. I don’t hold the fans to the same standard as the media. Yes, their initial reaction was unjust, but fan is short for FANATIC… It was jarring, surprising, and came out of nowhere. You think Chris Ballard and Jim Irsay high fived? They were ticked off and shocked. It’s okay as a fan to react, these things make us very human. I’m paid to ‘not’ be emotional, fans pay to ‘be’ emotional. Media, LIGHTEN UP.” (Full Audio at Bottom of Page)
Listen to Colin Cowherd explain why the media needs to stop being so venomous towards the Indianapolis Colts fans in attendance at Lucas Oil Stadium Saturday night who booed Andrew Luck leaving the field for perhaps the final time ever.
Luck’s sudden retirement sent shock waves across the sport, and Colts fans couldn’t help but strongly react to one of the worst moments in the history of the franchise.
Luck’s shocking exit turned the Colts from AFC South favorite to lottery team in the blink of an eye, and the only knee jerk reaction Colts’ fan could muster at the time was disdain towards their former beloved leader.
Check out the audio below as Colin details why diehard fans are not held to the same standard as media members who are paid to not be emotional.