Saints season ticket holder sues team over anthem protests

Season-ticket holder sues Saints for refund because of player protests

Season-ticket holder sues Saints for refund because of player protests

After Week 3, the players chose to kneel before the playing of the national anthem.

Morgan City resident Lee Dragna filed suit in Jefferson Parish against the Saints, claiming the protests by some players against racial injustice made it impossible for him and his family to enjoy the games.

After news circulated that a Saints season-ticket holder filed a lawsuit to recoup money spent due to National Football League player protests, running back Mark Ingram had a simple response. He described some players not coming out for the singing of "The Star-Spangled Banner", resulting in fans booing and swearing at those players.

The lawsuit said players who refused to stand for the anthem in Week 3 were "apparently. following the lead of Colin Kaepernick by disrespecting the flag, the Anthem, the United States of America and those who have served and are serving the US in our military".

In the lawsuit, Dragna says he has not attended a game since the team's home opener against the Patriots, according to The Advocate.

"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", the suit reads.

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Since, the team has opted to kneel as a team before the anthem and then stand in unison for it.

"The Saints created that behavior by condoning it", he said.

Due to months of controversy over players kneeling or sitting during the national anthem before NFL games, a Navy veteran has said would not b... "If you sell tickets to a gaming event for entertainment, you should not be allowed to turn it political". That's what they have done before every game since Week 4, and no Saints player has ever kneeled during the anthem.

Saints running back Mark Ingram responded to the fan's actions on Twitter, and noted that the Saints haven't protested during the anthem at home. Original anthem-protester Colin Kaepernick remains unemployed. "Good luck dude", Ingram wrote.

The Saints declined to comment, saying they had turned the matter over to their legal department.

"They don't even want to talk about this, but I don't care", he said. "One way or another they'll pay".

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