Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay had harsh words for the NFL and the Pro Football Hall of Fame after the Hall of Fame Game was canceled due to unsafe field conditions.
When asked about the mishap, Irsay said it was an issue the league should have been able to avoid.
“This shouldn’t happen,” Irsay said on ESPN. “It’s not difficult. Obviously, everyone out there says, ‘You’re a $12 billion league. How can you have a field not ready to go?’ Well, the Hall of Fame is sort of separate and gets run a little different from the league. . . We’ll have to get it right so it never happens again.”
Irsay went on to say that the field issues were due to incompetence by the game’s organizers.
“This shouldn’t happen,” Irsay said. “Yes, we’re upset. . . . We have to make it right to our fans and also get to the bottom of exactly who got this paint job done and why was there incompetence.”
The Colts and Packers were slated to play in this year’s Hall of Fame Game before it was canceled.