Colts fans shocked, but supportive of Pat McAfee's retirement decision


INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee dropped a bombshell early Thursday morning, stepping away from the NFL to pursue a comedy career.

Before announcing the news on Comedy Central's "Barstool Rundown," McAfee turned to Twitter to tell his nearly 700,000 followers of his decision.

McAfee's Indianapolis teammates took to Twitter to offer their congratulations.

Fans of the punter expressed shock and sadness over the decision on social media, but also offered words of thanks.

I don't remember when you weren't my friend. Thank you Pat. @patmcafeeshow

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