Titans coach Jeff Fisher has created a controversy by wearing a Peyton Manning Colts jersey under his suit at a charity function on Tuesday. Fisher even had a line set up where he said he wanted to feel like a winner, taking a jab at his team’s 0-6 record. Fisher doesn’t think he did anything wrong saying he would do it again because it was for a worthwhile charity. While I believe that part, his actions and joke sends the wrong message to his players, fans, and organization. Here’s the video of Fisher wearing the Peyton Manning jersey:
Here was Fisher’s explanation after taking heat for the incident:
“It was for a very, very worthwhile cause, charity,” Fisher said. “I was introducing Tony, just having fun with it and I really apologize if I offended anybody, but if you’re offended over the nature of that type of thing, then I think you need to rethink things.
“This is a very worthwhile and needy benefit and I was honored to be there. … I’m sorry if I offended anybody but if I had to do it again, I would do it again.”
There are plenty of other ways to “have fun with it,” and Jeff should know better. While I’m not offended by it, I’m not a dedicated Titans fan who is being asked to pay a lot of money to support the team only to see the coach joke about it. Just a bad decision even if it didn’t have poor intentions.Google+