Boos likely to greet Favre’s re­turn to Bay

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - Sports -

GREEN BAY, WIS. — Brett Favre will run out of the Lam­beau Field tun­nel wear­ing pur­ple, and no­body re­ally knows how Green Bay Pack­ers fans will re­act.

But if the an­gry buzz gen­er­ated by the mere ap­pear­ance of in-sta­dium video high­lights of Favre and the Vik­ings dur­ing the first few Pack­ers home games is any in­di­ca­tion, the once-beloved face of the fran­chise will be booed. Loudly.

The tem­pest of emo­tion lead­ing to Sun­day’s game could make for one of the most awk­ward home­com­ings in sports his­tory. Favre, per­haps the league’s most emo­tion-driven player, will try to tune it all out.

“ The peo­ple that have jumped ship or what­ever com­pletely, what can I do?” Favre said. “I’m not go­ing to con­cern my­self with it.”

Favre al­ready faced the Pack­ers — and beat them — at his new home, the Metrodome, less than a month ago. But as Favre re­turns to the scene of his sur­real stand­off with the Pack­ers’ front of­fice last sum­mer, it’s hard to imag­ine a more in­tense set­ting.

Favre has been booed be­fore at Lam­beau, some­thing that’s bound to hap­pen when you’re the NFL’s ca­reer in­ter­cep­tions leader — even in mild-man­nered Green Bay. The As­so­ci­ated Press

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