Detroit Lions Ban Fan After He Called Anthem Protesters ‘ignorant n**gers’

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The Detroit Lions decided they no longer wanted this openly racist douchebag to visit their stadium. So he had to give up his season tickets after being banned from Ford Field, the Lion’s home stadium.

The Lions organization announced on Thursday that David Doptis, owner of a restaurant supply company in Pontiac, MI, which was closed earlier this week after his racist post went viral, has been banned from Lions games after calling two black protesters who sat during the U.S. national anthem “ignorant n**gers” and saying that if they don’t love the U.S. then they should leave, reported Raw Story.

Doptis could not come up with a reasonable explanation for his ridiculous post, so he denied posting the photo and its offensive caption to SnapChat, telling Channel 2, “I didn’t post any pictures, any collages anything… I don’t know where that even came from.”

Stacey Graham, the woman in Doptis’ photo, said she was sitting out the anthem because she objects to the references the lyrics make in verse three that some historians say glorifies the killing emancipated slaves, “No refuge could save the hireling and slave/From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave.”

“Everybody has an opinion,” said Graham. “He 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.”

Doptis refused to comment further about the post.

(Article By Jeremiah Jones)

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