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Andrew Luck on boos from Colts fans: It hurt

NBC Sports logo NBC Sports 8/25/2019 Charean Williams

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck speaks during a news conference following the team's NFL preseason football game against the Chicago Bears, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, in Indianapolis. The oft-injured star is retiring at age 29. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) © ASSOCIATED PRESS Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck speaks during a news conference following the team's NFL preseason football game against the Chicago Bears, Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, in Indianapolis. The oft-injured star is retiring at age 29. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) The reaction was as surprising as Andrew Luck‘s decision. Maybe more surprising.

Luck won 53 regular-season games, four playoff games and made four Pro Bowls for the Colts. He delivered many memories to Indianapolis.

Yet, as he left the field for the final time as a member of the Colts on Saturday night, after news broke of his retirement, many of those left in the stands at Lucas Oil Stadium booed. They booed loudly.

“I’d be lying if I didn’t say I heard the reaction,” Luck said, via Kevin Bowen of 1070 The Fan. “It hurt; I’ll be honest.”

The Colts were as disappointed with fans’ reaction as Luck was.

“For those people that booed tonight, it’s an emotional time and I understand that,” General Manager Chris Ballard said. “This young man had done a lot for the city of Indianapolis, and for the Colts. Nobody died. And we will keep moving forward and we will make this city proud.”

Luck, who turns 30 next month, said he will continue to call Indianapolis home. Colts fans, though, have some making up to do with their former quarterback.

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