The Lions Fan That Posted A Racist SnapChat Of Two People Who Were Seated During The National Anthem Has Had His Tickets Revoked
DetroitNews- The Detroit Lions have taken swift and decisive action against a season-ticket holder who posted a racially charged video on social media directed at a pair of fans who sat through the national anthem prior to last Sunday’s game at Ford Field.
After an investigation, including a conversation with the person who posted the video, he has forfeited his season tickets.
The video, posted on Snapchat, had a voiced-over suggestion that the sitting fans leave the country. The photo was captioned “stupid (expletive).”
Team president Rod Wood told The Detroit News he would be reaching out to the fans who were captured in the social-media post.
Now, THAT is how you do it, and by "it" I do not mean properly salute the American flag. Nope, by "it" I actually mean shed light on just how ridiculous it is that some people think that completing the most minuscule motor skill of standing up on cue inherently makes you a "better" American.
I'm not sure the troops have come to a consensus on how they feel about peaceful protests during the National Anthem. I do, however, think an overwhelming majority would agree that turning your back to the stars and stripes to shame strangers (and yourself, really) with racial slurs on social media while failing to pay attention to the song you are standing for in the first place is decidedly not a way to show respect for the military.
Just think about this for a second. While the ramparts were gallantly streaming this jackass was fiddling with his fucking cell phone, and (apparently) thought that doing so on two feet put him on enough of a moral high ground to avoid the collateral damage of dropping an N-bomb in a public forum. Never mind the immediate hypocrisy of the caption "ignorant n*ggers", because - if his actions are any indication - even he would tell you that's an offense that's secondary to the unAmerican act of taking your eyes off the flag while it's music plays. Ya know, just like he did to SnapChat his own goddamn stupidity while giving proof through the night that his rage was completely illogical.
Good on the Detroit Lions for forever sending this guy back to his couch where he will undoubtedly be too bloated to remove himself from cushions when the 'National Anthem' starts playing through his television. Here's to hoping he stays there forever.