Is he a Panther? No? Then hating him is not absurd.
The poo people say about him on this board, some of it with borderline racist undertones, really isn't all that different from the ignorance that we've seen directed at our own quarterback. Yeah we lost to the 49ers in the playoffs last year, but it's 2014 now, move on.
Yeah it's Hardy's fault, but he didn't choose to use the franchise tag on himself.
If we made the commitment to him then we need to stand by it or we should have traded him. Sitting a player of his caliber in the home opener under these circumstances is just stupid. If we were going to do this then we should have never franchised him to begin with.