The NFL’s national anthem protests have been all over headlines, as players across the league have kneeled during the national anthem and fans have fired back by boycotting. But now, one fan is taking it one step further by suing the New Orleans Saints for their protests.
Lee Dragna is a season ticket holder who believes players taking a knee for police brutality and racial inequality hindered him from enjoying the Saints games, so he is filing a lawsuit and seeking a refund for his season tickets.
His lawsuit states that he didn’t find the protests entertaining at all:
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.
Dragna said the only game he even attended was the home opener between the Saints and the New England Patriots on Sept. 17.
The lawsuit stated in reference to that game:
[The players] refused to take the field, until after the National Anthem. As they entered the field after the National Anthem, they passed directly in front of where the petitioner and his guests were seated. Many of the fans in that area booed and cursed at the Saints players.
He also stated that he never would have purchased NFL season tickets for the Saints had he known that the players would be protesting the national anthem. Because of that, Dragna is requesting a full refund for the tickets and payment of his attorney’s fees.
Read the full lawsuit below: