Aaron Rodgers responds to criticism of his Wisconsin fandom

Mar 28, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and film actress Olivia Munn in attendance during the 85-78 Wisconsin Badgers victory against Arizona Wildcats in the finals of the west regional of the 2015 NCAA Tournament at Staples Center. (Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports)
Mar 28, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and film actress Olivia Munn in attendance during the 85-78 Wisconsin Badgers victory against Arizona Wildcats in the finals of the west regional of the 2015 NCAA Tournament at Staples Center. (Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports)

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been following closely as Wisconsin makes its run through the NCAA tournament. After the Badgers outlasted Arizona Saturday night to advance to the Final Four, Rodgers made his way onto the court to congratulate the team.

Some people (and one sportswriter in particular) apparently weren’t too pleased that Rodgers was allowed on the court and subsequently did not speak with reporters.

Rodgers heard the uproar loud and clear and responded to the criticism on Twitter.

Rodgers played collegiately at Cal following two seasons at Butte Junior College, but he clearly has a soft spot for the Badgers after spending his entire NFL career playing in Wisconsin.

He’s become close with several Badgers players, including star forward Sam Dekker, who had a career-high 27 points Saturday night.


Rodgers seems to be a bit of a good luck charm for the Badgers, so it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him and girlfriend Olivia Munn at the Final Four in Indianapolis next week.

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