Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr says supporters who cut ties with the team due to their planned move to Las Vegas are not "true Raider fans".
The Raiders' proposal to move to Vegas was approved by 31 of the 32 NFL owners last month. Their next two seasons will be spent in Oakland and there is a possibility the Raiders could play the 2019 campaign in the Bay Area before leaving for Nevada.
Talk of boycotts by fans has followed the announcement, but Carr believes supporters who do not stay faithful to the franchise were never really fans to begin with.
"We're not going to split up like you've seen other cities do," Carr said. "We're not going to do things like that. For the ones that do, I don't really believe that they're true Raider fans.
"I feel their hurt. I'm with you. I hurt, too. But at the same time, we're all in this together and we're just going to do it together.
"Out of like 1,000 people, you're going to get one or two that have something to say and that's with everything. Hopefully y'all don't focus on that kind of stuff because there's the 99 percent that are loyal, faithful fans that are going to ride with us wherever we're at."
Carr is looking forward to the future and is hopeful fans are as well.
"Yeah, they should be really excited," Carr said. "We have a good football team that works really hard, of great character.
"When we go there, it's not so much us incorporating into Vegas, it's the Las Vegas people incorporating into the Raiders.
"We're not going to change who we are. We're coming into this city, we're bringing our brand, we're bringing the Silver and Black and hopefully they just come and be a part of it. That's what we want. We want them to be a part of it now.
"But again, our focus is here in Oakland right now."
Carr later clarified his comments on Twitter, posting: "Just in case I was misunderstood...I love ALL Raider fans, wherever they are from.... We are in this together, always!"
Just in case I was misunderstood...I love ALL Raider fans, wherever they are from.... We are in this together, always! #RaiderNation— Derek Carr (@derekcarrqb) April 18, 2017
26. Juni 2017
|Santana helps Twins pull off rare feat against Indians, Dodgers win 10th straight|
|Spieth had fun going ´nuts´ after draining bunker shot|
|Stanton officially commits to Home Run Derby|
|Kvitova revels in perfect comeback with Birmingham title|
|Raiola says Donnarumma will meet with Milan amid confusion|
|Drexler says LeBron James is wrong about first ´Big Three´|
|Long-time friend Thomas called incredible Spieth bunker shot|
|Newton: Super Bowl ring only thing missing from my life|
|Spieth holes bunker shot to win Travelers Championship|
|Astros taking ´conservative´ approach with Keuchel recovery|
|Harvick pulls away late to end winless drought|
|Cahill: Once I lead, the others follow|
|Pogba surprised by Mbappe, Dembele talent|
|Donnarumma claims he was hacked over Milan renewal post|
|Rahane century sets India up for Windies hammering|
25. Juni 2017
|Postecoglou rues missed opportunity as Australia go out|
|Confederations Cup Diary: Drax on the beach, and did FIFA just troll Akinfeev?|
|Malan tapped into Voges´ knowledge ahead of dream England debut|
|Donnarumma to discuss AC Milan renewal|
|Mustafi hopes ´brilliant´ Sanchez can stay at Arsenal|
|Pizzi hails returning Bravo as Chile go through in Russia|
|Sevastova ends seven-year title drought with Mallorca triumph|
|Confederations Cup Social Diary: Cahill honoured as Ronaldo posing takes a weird turn|
|Bacca hints at Real Madrid exit for James|
|Draxler sees bright Germany future for goal hero Werner|
|Centurion Low shares the credit after landmark Germany win|
|Balotelli signs new Nice contract|
|Broos confused by VAR farce in Germany defeat|
|Werner´s originals give Germany striking solution|
|Wimbledon seed not a motivating factor for imperious Federer in Halle|
|Brave Australia out but on the right track|
|Low brings up 100th win as Germany down Cameroon|
|Malan the man on debut as England seal series|
|VAR leads to Mabouka red after referee initially sends off wrong man|
|Germany 3 Cameroon 1: World champions top Confederations Cup group amid more VAR confusion|
|Chile 1 Australia 1: Substitute Rodriguez seals Portugal semi-final|
|Sanches expects to stay at Bayern Munich|
|Ricciardo stunned by victory in ´crazy race´|
|Lopez the comeback king at Queen´s|
|FIFA looking into Russia doping claims as Mutko insists ´there has never been a problem´|
|Vettel ´disgraced himself´ in Azerbaijan, says Hamilton|
|Romero returns to spotlight with BMW International Open victory|
|Yesterday, today and tomorrow! - Donnarumma sticking with Raiola|
|Allegri highlights Pjaca absence as key to Champions League final defeat|
|Ricciardo benefits from Hamilton´s head rest woe as tensions with Vettel boil over|
|Ecstatic Rossi loving ´unbelievable´ title tussle|
|Kvitova wins first title since knife attack|
|Man City´s Bernardo Silva allays ankle injury fears|
|Andy and Jamie will play Wimbledon doubles - Judy Murray|
|Cahill set for 100th cap and place in Australia history|
|Laporte backs Noves but demands improvement from France|
|´Spectacular´ Sanchez would improve Bayern, says Chile team-mate Vidal|
|Fabulous Federer trounces Zverev to claim ninth Halle title|
|Chelsea loan Dabo to Vitesse|
|Rossi edges out Petrucci in Assen as Dovizioso claims championship lead|
|Gatland concerned by targeting of Lions scrum-half Murray|
|Pogba: I could cope with Griezmann at Man City|
|Crotty set to miss rest of series, All Blacks wait on Smith|
|Sturridge to PSG move ´could depend on Ronaldo´|
|Moto3 rider finishes race without bike|
|Alonso: I will win in 2018|
|McGregor not compatible with boxing - Pacquiao predicts Mayweather victory|
|China move would be ´positive´ for Wayne Rooney, says Eriksson|
|Wallabies wing Naivalu facing up to seven weeks out|
|Ex-Bayern Munich star Olic in retirement U-turn|
|DCE stars as Manly sink Sharks, Knights stunned by Dragons fightback|
|Paulinho reveals Barcelona offer|
|Gatland hopes players stake claims in Hurricanes clash|
|New deal for Conte would be Chelsea´s best signing - Lampard|
|Best to captain Lions again for Hurricanes clash|