It didn’t take long for Titans coach Jeff Fisher to feel some backlash after jokingly wearing a Peyton Manning jersey to introduce Tony Dungy at a charity rally Tuesday.
During his weekly radio show, a caller questioned him about the move. (If the caller was anything like PFT’s commenters, he probably didn’t view the joke as harmless like we did.)
Fisher apologized if he offended anyone, then he questioned why anyone would get offended in the first place.
“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.”
We largely agree. Even if a fan wants to get angry over a football team or its coach, this seems incident seems minor compared to having to watch the team’s secondary all season. Or its passing game. This wasn’t a moment like Jim Mora talking about the Washington University coaching job on the radio.
“This is a very worthwhile and needy benefit and I was honored to be
there,” Fisher said. “I’m sorry if I offended anybody but if I had to do it again, I
would do it again.”