One of the major storylines in the NFL this season has been player protests and players not standing for the national anthem.
A fan in New Orleans, who is a Saints season-ticket holder, is now suing the team over players took a knee during the national anthem.
The season-ticket holder, Lee Dragna, claims that actions of some players, who are taking a knee to raise awareness for police brutality and racial inequality, prevented he and his family from enjoying Saints games at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Dragna filed his lawsuit at the 24th Judicial Court in Jefferson Parish and he’s seeking a refund for his season tickets and attorney’s fees.
Dragna admitted in the lawsuit that the players’ protest was to raise awareness for police brutality. The lawsuit said that “Apparently, these players were following the lead of Colin Kaepernick by disrespecting the flag, the Anthem; the USA and those who have served and are serving the USA in our military.”
In the lawsuit, Dragna said that he and other fans “do not find these protests entertaining.” In fact, Dragna said in the lawsuit the only game he attended this season was the season opener on Oct. 17 against the New England Patriots.
It will be interesting to see what a judge thinks about the case, and if it will simply be thrown out, or if there’s anything that can be done to try to make the ticket holder happy.
These cases usually go nowhere, but in the end it’s another case where a fan isn’t happy about politics that have infested the NFL.
The lawsuit said that “Many other fans and businesses have boycotted the Saints. One State Legislator has called for an end to State funding for the Saints.”
In the end, Dragna wants a refund because, he said in the lawsuit “If petitioner had known that Saints football players would use Saints football games as a platform for protests he would not have purchased the Saints season tickets.”