Former Dallas Cowboys QB Troy Aikman came to Andrew Luck‘s defense in the midst of criticism following the announcement of his retirement from the NFL.
Fox Sports Radio host Doug Gottlieb tweeted his thoughts on the announcement, saying Luck’s reasons for retiring were “the most millennial thing ever.”
Retiring cause rehabbing is “too hard” is the most millennial thing ever #AndrewLuck
— Doug Gottlieb (@GottliebShow) August 25, 2019
Aikman didn’t care for Gottlieb’s criticism, tweeting that Gottlieb was in no position to determine “what motivates Andrew Luck.”
That’s total bullshit Doug. What qualifies you to decide how someone should live their life? So you’re now the authority on what motivates Andrew Luck? And if his decisions don’t fit into what you think is best for him then you rip him? Guess that keeps you employed on FS1. Nice https://t.co/p59DsmPoER
— Troy Aikman (@TroyAikman) August 26, 2019
Aikman was not the only one coming to Luck’s defense on the matter. The tweet has drawn thousands of responses, from fans, athletes and fellow media personalities alike.
With all the pro football you’ve played I can see where you’re coming from…..
— Britt McHenry (@BrittMcHenry) August 25, 2019
Doug come on, I hope you are kidding, and not just looking for attention, that’s just a ridiculous take
— Mike Golic (@espngolic) August 25, 2019
This @GottliebShow is what is wrong with “fandom” or sports in general. I have enjoyed listening to you, but this is ridiculous.
— The Captain (@acjlist) August 26, 2019
With respect, listen to this and then delete your asinine Tweet. https://t.co/L2Gc6ukuPk
— Aaron Nagler (@AaronNagler) August 25, 2019
That’s ok guys…. Risk being disabled for life with possible brain damage. DOUG thinks you’re lazy. What a creep.
— Craig Amarnick (@craigaa52) August 26, 2019
The public has spoken, Doug. Don’t come for Luck.