Plenty of Detroit Lions fans have experienced buyers remorse after picking up a jersey of a player who doesn’t end up staying with the team for very long. That feeling reached a new high last week when thousands of New England Patriots fans went from having a replica jersey of a tight end in their closet to a replica jersey of a man accused of murder.
To the Patriots organization’s credit, they are allowing their fans the opportunity to bring their #81 Hernandez jersey to the team’s pro shop to exchange it for a different jersey. When the news came out, I asked Detroit Lions fans what they wish the organization would allow them to trade in. Here are some of the answers I received through fans connecting with SideLion Report on Facebook and Twitter:
@SideLionReport All of Millen's wasted draft picks for anything. Hell, I'd be happy trading them all for the ex-XFL fan favorite "HeHateMe".
— John Connolly (@puckhawg16) June 28, 2013
From Bob P. on facebook:
The entire reign of Matt freakin’ Millen!
From Brennan C. on facebook:
My old Charles Rogers jersey. Or the black ones they wore for like three years.
@SideLionReport Any tickets from 0-16 year! Lol
— ManoiDaGreat (@ManoiBaguettez) June 28, 2013
@SideLionReport Titus young jerseys! ! Lol
— Michael (@ItsMeMikeG) June 28, 2013
From John S. on facebook:
The last 25 years as a Lion’s fan