Richard Sherman calls Indianapolis ‘disgraceful’ for booing Andrew Luck
Andrew Luck was showered with boos during what may have been his final walk off an NFL football field on Sunday night, and Pro Bowl defensive back Richard Sherman is among those who think the way some Indianapolis Colts fans reacted to Luck’s retirement was classless.
News surfaced during the Colts’ preseason game against the Chicago Bears on Saturday night that Luck had informed the team he was retiring, and the 29-year-old heard a chorus of boos at Lucas Oil Stadium as he walked off the field. Sherman called it “disgraceful” that fans would react that way after all Luck gave them.
This is a very rough game. Most people who have not played at this level will never understand what we put our bodies through season after season. We don’t need the sympathy because this is what we signed up for but to “boo” a man that battled for that city is disgraceful.
— Richard Sherman (@RSherman_25) August 25, 2019
Luck has suffered numerous significant injuries throughout his career, and he said on Saturday that the cycle of being in pain and rehabbing he had fallen into the past four years took its toll on him and took away his love of the game. It’s hard to fault a player for calling it a career when playing the game is negatively impacting his quality of life, but the Colts fans who booed obviously had zero time to digest the news and reacted without thinking it through.
You can certainly understand why Luck felt the way he did about the boos, but in time Colts fans will likely applaud everything he accomplished on the field.