Colts fans boo Andrew Luck as retirement breaks during preseason game

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A surreal scene broke out in Indianapolis tonight, with Colts fans booing Andrew Luck as the news broke that he is retiring, just as the Colts wrapped up a preseason game.

Luck did not play in the game but was on the sideline chatting with teammates as his retirement spread through social media — and through the stands.

Fans appeared to be in disbelief, and some fans wearing Luck jerseys demonstrably took them off.

As Luck walked through the tunnel to the Colts’ locker room after the game, loud boos could be heard in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Luck has been a popular figure in Indianapolis since the day he was drafted as the heir apparent to Peyton Manning, but many fans are stunned and will no doubt feel that they’ve been abandoned by the player they pinned their hopes on.

Eventually, Luck will surely be welcomed back to Indianapolis and cheered by the fans. But at the moment, plenty of folks in Indianapolis are expressing their displeasure with his decision.

57 responses to “Colts fans boo Andrew Luck as retirement breaks during preseason game

  1. Luck stole a paycheck for half the seasons he was in the league. He has no heart.
    Patrick Mahomes is the best QB in the game, is a true leader, and a true professional.
    Luck was/is a Fraud and a quitter

  2. They should be booing their terrible owner not the QB who destroyed his body trying to win them games behind mostly terrible offensive lines.

  3. Embarrassing. He gave up his body behind your awful line for years . To boo the man is down right shameful. They should be ashamed. If he could play I almost certainly think he would have played this year.

  4. Andrew Luck defrauded the whole Colt fanbase.
    He quit on his team 2 weeks before the Season begins. What an unprofessional loser.
    He is an embarrassment to all the greats.
    Thank goodness the Chiefs have Patrick Mahomes

  5. I understand where these fans are coming from. If he had announced his retirement after last season as opposed to 2nd game of the preseason it would have been a different reaction.

  6. theaveragecharlie says:
    August 24, 2019 at 10:29 pm
    Were some Philadelphia fans bused in for this game?

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    Funny thing is, Eagles fans are loyal. Nice try, but Colts fans pulled this one off all by themselves.

  7. Who leaked the retirement info and didn’t wait for Luck to have his press conference? Another jerk move by the Colts top brass?

  8. I would boo, too. The guy QUIT on his team! At the worst possible time. He has single handedly ruined what was looking like a very promising season for that franchise.

  9. For years on end Irsay did nothing to fix the most porous offensive line in the NFL as Luck was taking a horrible beating. You reap what you sow Jim.

  10. I get it, fans are losing their starting QB 10 days before the season. They’re mad, I’d be mad too. That said Luck is a really smart guy. Maybe there was something holding him back, physically or mentally, from being the player he’s expected to be.

    I wish him well.

    Sorry Colts fans!

  11. Have no problem with him retiring. But retiring now when’s he’s probably known for weeks if not months, what his body was telling him. Chosing now and doing it while on the sideline??? Can’t wait for the 30 for 30 on this one.

  12. 1. It would have been worse if they cheered his retirement
    2. Maybe they were actually yelling “Drewwwwwwwww!”

  13. Meh.. I lost all respect for the Colts when they sneaked out of Baltimore in the middle of the night leaving paid season ticket holders and the rest of the fan base like wedding day groom for a hooker!

  14. I’m sure it’s eating at the guy a lot that he took all that money and can’t deliver. That would destroy me alone. But it doesn’t sound like he’s having too much fun with the organization. I look forward to his unretirement after a year off to get his head straight and find a team that he feels is a better fit.

  15. The reason Luck didn’t get the football career he wanted was because of one person: Jim Irsay. I mean, how many times did Luck get trashed behind scrimmage?

  16. fordbw says:
    August 24, 2019 at 10:57 pm
    Consensus among experts is that the Colts have one of the top five offensive lines in the league going into this season.
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    Brisette is pretty good. He always gets forgotten and is really under rated. But with that line in front of him he could do good things.

  17. Why are people hating on Luck? Seriously, that’s just clueless. I’m no Indy fan, but you have to be blind to not recognize he had trash around him forever, and the one year things were coming together, they made some noise. SHOCKER. Would have gone down as one of the greats, rip Andrew Luck QB.

  18. if only there was a free agent QB that is still unsigned, sitting out there, that has played in a super bowl….that could jump in and back up Brisset or play if called upon…nah.

  19. Can’t blame the fans for Boo-ing. They were essentially lied to, AGAIN, by the colts about the health of Luck. To fans, it seemed Luck was retiring over what seemed like a sprained ankle.

    Luck should be mad at the Colts for letting it get out this way and how they downplayed his injury. The fans will feel differently once they know Luck has another serious injury.

  20. What a HORRIBLE way to stick it to the fans of Indianapolis. I understand he needs to retire, but during a game? Indianapolis is cursed again. I feel so bad for the loyal fanbase. I think new ownership is in order, just to bring some sanity and vision to a great city.

  21. He wasn’t that good to begin with . Overrated .. meanwhile people slam Russell Wilson as a “game manager” when he’s always been ten times better . And drafted in the third round .

  22. Jaguar fan here. Battled Luck for years. Nothing but respect for the guy. Tough as hell. I understand the frustration. But a man quitting the game he’s dedicated his life too is as personal a decision as it gets. I wish him the best.

  23. That over paid Quitter is fortunate that is all the fans did. He will go down in NFL history as one of the biggest busts ever. He isn’t fit to carry Peyton Manning’s jock strap.

  24. fordbw says:
    August 24, 2019 at 10:57 pm
    Consensus among experts is that the Colts have one of the top five offensive lines in the league going into this season.

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    Too little, too late.

  25. I was at the game as a Bears fan and watching the news spread around the stadium was surreal. You would see people look at their phones, eyes get wide, show the person sitting next to them and just stare off into space. An eerie quiet came over the stadium as if someone died. It was an experience I will never forget.

  26. marc127 says:
    August 26, 2019 at 12:37 am
    I was at the game as a Bears fan and watching the news spread around the stadium was surreal. You would see people look at their phones, eyes get wide, show the person sitting next to them and just stare off into space. An eerie quiet came over the stadium as if someone died. It was an experience I will never forget.
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    Agreed. I was in the stadium as well. People were walking around like zombies after the news broke. Unbelievable sports moment and I was right there to witness it. I’ll never forget it.

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