Thursday, July 10, 2014

Brett Favre jersey retirement called off in 2014 over fear of booing?

A time will come when Brett Favre has his No. 4 jersey retired by the Green Bay Packers. That time just doesn't appear like it will come in 2014 though.

Packers president Mark Murphy talked about the matter recently with, and despite continually saying that the franchise plans to retire Favre's jersey, Murphy admitted it was highly unlikely such an occurrence would be happening this year.

"I don't anticipate having him retire a number this season, in a game this year," Murphy said. "We have very good relations, and very good communication, but I don't anticipate that this year."

Apparently, one of the major hang-ups in the whole ordeal is the ol' gunslinger himself. According to Murphy, Favre is worried that he could potentially be booed at Lambeau Field during the retirement ceremony. And he does not want to be honored if such a situation is likely to occur.

"That is an issue. He doesn't want it, and neither do we," Murphy said. "He wouldn't want to come back and get booed. You can't control 80,750 people... [but] 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."

With 2014 off the table, Murphy seems to be eyeing the 2015 season as the year to honor Favre, which would come exactly one year before Favre's probable induction in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016.

Via Eye on Football

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