Future Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre is in the midst of attempting to reconcile with the team that made him famous. Over the course of the last two years or so, Favre and the Green Bay Packers have seen their relationship grow a great deal since his messy departure from the club back in 2007.
It has even gotten to the point where the two sides have discussed him returning to Lambeau Field to be honored by the Packers. Unfortunately, Green Bay CEO Mark Murphy has recently indicated that Favre will not return to the stadium to have his jersey retired in 2014.
Murphy explained that Favre was concerned over potentially being booed at the ceremony (via the Journal Sentinel).
He (Favre) wouldn’t want to come back to be booed.
In lieu of suggesting that a larger rift still remains between Favre and the organization, we can likely draw the conclusion that the quarterback’s recent comments denying that he’s worried about being booed is nothing more than a lack of communication on the part of the two sides (via ESPN.com).
It also goes to show you how far separated one of the two sides are from the fan base that once idealized Favre as a football god. A vast majority of the fans in Green Bay, who spend that type of money to obtain season tickets, are about as loyal as any fan base in the entire professional sports world. To suggest that they would boo Favre in his own jersey retirement ceremony is a kick in the teeth to the fans themselves.
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