The Green bay Packers have abandoned the idea of retiring former star quarterback Brett Favre’s jersey in 2014, suggesting that a negative crowd reaction is indeed a factor.
“That is an issue,” team president Mark Murphy said, per ESPN Wisconsin’s Jason Wilde. “He doesn’t want it, and neither do we. He wouldn’t want to come back and get booed. You can’t control 80,750 people. I really think as time goes on, every year that passes, it’s less likely that he would get booed, but that is an issue.”
Favre, who caused a pretty bad taste in Packers fan’s mouth after bolting for Minnesota, acknowledged that it’s his fault for the “bad blood,” but that apparently doesn’t mean he wants to hear it from his former fans.