I don’t follow football and I realize that this is a question that has been covered many times by football fans. Why do some Green Bay fans resent or even hate Brett Favre? I realize some of it is just theater – a bar might organize an anti-Favre event just to get some press and sell some drinks, but there also seem to be fans that are genuinely upset with him.
From casually following the news at the time, it seemed that GB wanted to rebuild around a new quarterback and sort of pushed Favre into retirement. I just read the wiki entry and it seems to imply this as well. It seemed that Favre would have liked to finish his career with GB, but his timing and GB’s timing didn’t work out.
Is this not the consensus? Do these resentful GB fans feel that Favre waffled on retirement and forced GB to rebuild before they were ready? Or is there some other counter-consensus?
As I said, I don’t follow football much and as a result, I don’t have a dog in the fight. I read the articles about protesting GB fans, but they didn’t explain the logic behind the resentful fans.