Viral NFL Fans Burning Tickets, Merchandise Over National Anthem Protests
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Many NFL fans are upset with players refusing to stand for the national anthem. Some have decided to respond with demonstrations of their own.
One fed-up Indianapolis Colts fan and Marine veteran burned his season tickets and posted the video to Facebook, and it's quickly gone viral.
“I’ve loved the NFL, always have. I’ve always been a huge fan. Wish I could’ve played in the NFL if I’ve had the athletic ability. Instead, I went into the Marine Corp. I served my country. My grandfathers served our country, both of them served in WWII. There’s a lot of people that fought and died for that flag. And to disrespect it yesterday like you did, I’m done," Rodney Heard says before dropping his booklets of season tickets in a fire pit.Article continues below
Heard told Fox Business Network on Wednesday that when he saw around ten Colts players kneeling for the anthem before Sunday's game he was so angry he couldn't stay for the entire game.
"Thousands of people died for our freedom. And I don't think it's much to ask for people to stand up and honor those that died so we can have that freedom," Heard said.
He wasn't the only fan who decided to burn NFL tickets and merchandise to protest the lack of respect being shown to the anthem and flag.
There have been many videos emerging on YouTube and social media of irate fans making their feelings known about the players' actions.
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