Greg McElroy came to the defense of Stetson Bennett IV on Wednesday, moments after the Georgia quarterback announced his return to the program in 2022.

Bennett’s place in Bulldogs history was already secured as he guided them to their 1st national championship since the 1980 season. While he stated his intent to play football at some level in 2022, he kept his plans close to the vest before making his official announcement on Instagram on Wednesday, less than a week and a half after the championship against Alabama.

However, not all fans were happy with the decision. The Athletic’s Stewart Mandel took some screenshots of some of the negative reaction he saw on Twitter following the news:

Fortunately, Bennett has the full support of McElroy. The former Alabama great took to social media to call out Bennett’s critics:

McElroy has a point. While it’s easy to make comments behind an anonymous Twitter account, one wonders what those comments would be to Bennett’s face.