When Lions proprietor Sheila Ford Hamp congratulated the legendary broad receiver, Lions followers within the stands voiced their frustrations with possession. The boos handed down from the followers were reportedly louder than when the Ravens ran onto the sphere previous to the sport’s kickoff.
Johnson — who was carrying his Corridor of Fame gold jacket — appeared to attempt to quiet the boos, however Lions followers didn’t maintain again.
“Lions followers? Is not it nice to have Calvin Johnson right here in Ford Area,” Ford Hamp mentioned by way of ESPN.com. “Calvin, witnessing your wonderful profession was an honor and a privilege and my household and I need to thanks for all you’ve got executed for the Detroit Lions and the various recollections you’ve got given our followers. We’re actually thrilled together with your enshrinement into the Corridor of Fame and it is so well-deserved.”
Johnson, who made his return to Ford Area to obtain his ring, was pressured to pay the group again greater than $1 million of a signing bonus after his sudden retirement following the 2015 NFL season.
“It is an honor to symbolize excellence and every part that the Corridor of Fame stands for,” Johnson mentioned on the sphere. “It is an honor to symbolize Detroit, I like you guys. And it is an honor to symbolize the NFL and the Johnson title on my again. I like you guys. I like the power that y’all introduced each Sunday. I miss you guys and I stay up for nice issues sooner or later right here in Detroit.”