AARON RODGERS may not have left London with the desired result, but the fans certainly made a lasting impression.
Rodgers and his Green Bay Packers lost 27-22 to the New York Giants at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday.
But it wasn’t all bad for Rodgers, who said his experience with the local fans “was great from the start.”
Appears on his weekly segment on The Pat McAfee Show, Rodgers said that he’s had the chance to interact with “a lot of people” at their team hotel – but that, despite best efforts, one fan never quite made it that far.
A chuckling Rodgers explained, “A guy who was hiding in the woods that they had to kick off the property a couple of times who was trying to get close to some of us.”
But Rodger’s best opportunity to speak to NFL fans apparently came after their game at the airport, where he said there were “a lot of fans” who he stopped to take photos and sign autographs.
It’s also where he found many fans of her weekly show, and particularly her Aaron Rodgers Book Club section, where he recommends one book a week.
This included fans from across the UK and Ireland, as well as mainland Europe such as Germany, Italy and the Netherlands.
And said fans will probably tune in again as Rodgers uncovered his book for this week – How to Change Your Mind by Michael Pollan.
But it wasn’t just these fans who enjoyed the Packers’ journey across the pond, Rodgers himself got a chance to be a fan himself.
Rodgers watched the US women’s national team lose 2-1 to England in a friendly.
Joined by Packers wide receiver Allen Lazard, the two watched alongside actor Jason Sudeikis, known for his role as lead man in the Apple TV+ series Ted Lasso, an American soccer coach in charge of England team AFC Richmond.
Rodgers said he’s also spoken to Brendan Hunt, Brett Goldstein and Phil Dunster, who co-star in the series alongside Sudeikis.
Now back in the US, Rodgers’ attention remains on New York, but this time in the form of the Jets.
Robert Saleh’s Jets head to Lambeau Field on Sunday, October 16 for a battle between the 3-2 teams.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6421278/aaron-rodgers-nfl-green-bay-packers-london-support/ Aaron Rodgers opens up about Green Bay’s mega support in London and reveals a guy was ‘hiding in the woods’ at the team hotel