Lions fan suspected of posting racial rant online loses season tickets

Ford Field front

DETROIT, Mich. —  A Detroit Lions fan who made racial remarks in an online video about two African-American fans at last Sunday’s football game has lost his season-ticket rights — and is now banned from Ford Field.

The Lions confirmed that to our TV affiliate in Detroit, FOX 2.

A still photo from the video shows a man and a woman sitting during the national anthem, while other fans are standing. The photo taken from the “viral” video includes a caption that calls the two fans in the stands “ignorant n-words”.

An unidentified Pontiac business owner denies he was the one who posted the photo and caption on Snapchat. FOX 2 quotes him as saying,  “I didn’t post any pictures, any collages, anything. I don’t know where that even came from.”

However, some people on social media called for a boycott of the man’s business.

The woman in the video, Stacy Graham, told FOX 2 she sits during the anthem because lyrics in the third stanza supposedly refer to killing self-emancipated slaves. She says she’s a season ticket-holder.

“Everybody has an opinion,” Graham says.  “(The man who posted the photo) probably could’ve stuck with he ‘wishes we would’ve stood’, and I would’ve been like ‘okay’. But to write that under our picture…no words.”

 

 

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6 comments

  • Old Bob

    How about removing anyone who disrespects our flag and the people who died to preserve our freedom, be it an NFL player or a fan.

    The silent majority is tired of people disrespecting our flag and what it stands for.

  • Kevin Rahe

    >she sits during the anthem because lyrics in the third
    >stanza supposedly refer to killing self-emancipated slaves
    I wouldn’t defend racism in any form, but if that’s not a stretch…

  • Gumby

    There are so many things wrong with this story. 1st and foremost, he was SUSPECTED of posting racial slurs and his season tickets were taken away. Ridiculous, that language is offensive to 80% of the population but it’s not illegal to call names so he’s being punished for POSSIBLY being offensive. Next if SHE gets the freedom to disrespect the country she lives in, which is offensive to me,because of 1 obscure line in a song thats more than 100 years old, why doesn’t he get the same freedom to offend me. And now people are calling for a boycott of his business? Again being punished for SUSPECTED offensive behavior. They should both be ashamed of themselves.