Season-ticket holders to Detroit Lions games opted not to stand during the national anthem ahead of Sunday’s season-opener. That resulted in this picture, with the following caption. (NSFW language)
The woman in the picture spoke with Fox 2 Detroit:
“Everybody has an opinion. He probably could’ve stuck with ‘he wishes we would’ve stood’ and I would’ve been like ‘ok’, but to write that under our picture … no words,” said Stacey.
“We gotta build our country back together, we gotta come together. Whatever that may mean. But that’s going in the opposite direction. The racial slur, that’s going backwards.”
The woman noted in the report her decision to sit was due to the third stanza, about killing emancipated slaves.
The man who allegedly took the picture originally denied taking and posting it before reportedly changing his story.
He was a fellow season ticket holder for the Lions before he gave up his tickets after the picture emerged.