Season ticket holders for the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts are demanding refunds for the 2019 season after news of quarterback Andrew Luck’s retirement was leaked.
After being faced with the prospect of needing to work through the recovery of another injury, Luck has chosen to retire from the American football league at 29 years old.
Some Colts fans called the team headquarters on Monday morning demanding refunds on the tickets that cost between $350 (£285/€315) and $1,480 for the season.
Luck’s presence in the team has been used in the marketing of season tickets and was a part of the kit sent out to holders.
During the 2018 season, Luck threw 39 touchdowns and rushed 148 yards and will be replaced by Jacoby Brissett, who played quarterback for the Colts in 2017 as Luck sat out with another injury.
Meanwhile, Jacksonville Jaguars long-snapper Matt Overton has offered to buy season tickets from “any angry Colts” fans and donate them to charity.
He said on Twitter: “To any angry Colts season ticket holders who are seeking a refund: I’d be more than happy to buy your season tix off of you & donate them to @RileyChildrens patients & their families. I’m serious.”
To any angry Colts season ticket holders who are seeking a refund,
I’d be more than happy to buy your season tix off of you & donate them to @RileyChildrens patients & their families. I’m serious.
— Matt Overton (@MattOverton_LS) August 26, 2019
According to ESPN, a Colts spokesman said the team has received only a handful of calls seeking refunds, adding that they’ve also been selling single-game and season tickets as normal since Luck’s announcement.
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