Online petition launched to keep Jeff Saturday from becoming coach

Jeff Saturday is one of four reported finalists so far for the Colts head coaching job. It’s a growing list, one that could reach at least seven candidates and features former head coaches, Super Bowl-winning assistants and current coordinators.

They are coaches with experience and reputations in the coaching profession, which Saturday is not. His inclusion in this finalist group for this kind of job, has rubbed a portion of the Colts fan base the wrong way.

Now, they’re trying to do something about it.

Colts fans are sharing a petition through Change.org titled, “Don’t hire Jeff Saturday as head coach.” It launched Wednesday afternoon, and by the evening, it had more than 900 verified signatures.

Shawn Ward, the fan who launched the page, directed its message to owner Jim Irsay.

Jeff Saturday is a finalist for the Indianapolis Colts head coaching after finishing 1-7 as their interim after his midseason arrival.

“We as Colts fans will always love the memories of the (Super Bowl) XLI team but we don’t want Jeff Saturday as head coach of this team!” Ward wrote. “Hire someone with experience and save your fan base from revolting.”

By signing and sharing the petition and tweeting the hashtag #SaturdayLeave at Irsay, fans are voicing their frustrations to the man ultimately in charge.

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