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Greg Jennings Shows Top-Notch Class with Full-Page Farewell to Packers Fans

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 08:  Greg Jennings #85 of the Green Bay Packers is mobbed by fans after leaping into the stands following a touchdown catch against the New Orleans Saints during the NFL opening season game at Lambeau Field on September 8, 2011 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Saints 42-34.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterMarch 20, 2013

Greg Jennings: professional wide receiver and one hell of a guy. 

As ESPN reports, the former Packers receiver is headed to the Minnesota Vikings, but first made sure to give a heartfelt goodbye and a show of thanks to the Packers faithful in the form of a one-page ad in Wednesday's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Here it is via a Greg Jennings tweet

In the eyes of Packers fans, Jennings is packing up and departing for enemy territory, taking up the jersey and colors of their sworn adversary—however, it's almost impossible to hate on the guy as he leaves in such a classy manner. 

Packers fans have had a bit more practice at seeing their beloved heroes take off Packers jerseys and don the colors of their rivals. 

As the report reminds us, safety Darren Sharper, kicker Ryan Longwell and quarterback Brett Favre have all done the same. Jennings even makes mention of this at his introductory presser, saying, "I'm not the first Packers player to jump on this side."

Yes, it's tough to see the 29-year old leave after seven great seasons in Green Bay. You can't fault him for looking out for his own, which comes in the form of a five-year, $47.5 million contract to play in Minnesota. 

Try as you might, Green Bay fans, but it's nearly impossible to hold a grudge when a soon-to-be rival makes such a classy move. 

 

Twitter, it's fun in tweet form. 

 

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