A former Oregon Ducks football player who played in a BCS bowl game for the school attended his first game as a fan last weekend. He watched as Oregon initially struggled with UCLA on Saturday before winning 42-14. The former player was so disgusted by the behavior and attitude of the fans surrounding him that he felt the urge to write a letter to Oregonian columnist John Canzano to rip the fans. Canzano published the text of the letter, which ends with a big FU to the fans.
The letter starts out with the former player talking about how excited he was to receive an invitation from a friend to go watch the game and how much he was looking forward to attending. But as he watched the game, he couldn’t believe all the negativity from the fans surrounding him. They were critical of Heisman Trophy candidate Marcus Mariota, running back DeAnthony Thomas, the offensive line and the coaches. The ex-player complains that he was verbally attacked and says there was nothing but cussing coming from some of the fans.
Then he lowered the boom:
But having been on the outside now, to witness this disgusting display of “support”, I know that I want no (expletive) part of it. I will never attend a duck game as a spectator again. I am disgusted by duck fans and I will sit back and observe from afar with high hopes for the player’s success and understanding of their sacrifice, without having to hear the spoiled woes of ignorant fans.
I will always love the ducks: my coaches, my teammates, my brothers and family. The rest… Go (expletive) yourselves.
You can read the full letter here.
Sounds like quite a disturbing wake-up call for the former player. Does the guy not read all the idiot fan stories we post here at LBS? Does he never listen to callers on sports talk radio, read message boards or letters to the editor? If he did, he’d know that every player sucks, that every coach sucks, and that unless a team is undefeated and winning every game by 40-plus points, they’re lousy. Wait, isn’t Oregon undefeated and killing everyone? Maybe he does have a point.