Saints Season Ticket Holder Suing Team Over Protests During National Anthem

Saints Season Ticket Holder Suing Team Over Protests During National Anthem

Members of the Saints kneel before the national anthem before a Packers game in Green Bay.

Dragna is a season-ticket holder and on Monday, according to The Advocate, filed a lawsuit seeking a refund for his seats and attorney fees, claiming the protest has prevented him and his family from enjoying the games.

Some New Orleans Saints kneeled, and Lee Dragna wants his money back. The suit adds that at that game, some New Orleans players did not come out for the anthem, and when they appeared on the field after, "they passed directly in front of where the petitioner and his guests were seated".

Many fans booed during the first home game when Saints players kneeled before the anthem.

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 U.S. and those who have served and are serving the U.S. in our military".

17 game versus New England, and claimed the booing and other reaction from other fans is "borderline unsafe".

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The following week, the Saints knelt prior to the anthem as a unit, then stood during the playing of the song - which the team has done every week since. The third week of the National Football League season was also the same weekend that saw over 300 players protest in response to President Trump's criticism of the anthem protests at a rally in Alabama.

"The Saints created that behavior by condoning it", Dragna told The Advocate.

"It's my thought pattern that (players) should not be allowed (to protest)", Dragna told The Advocate.

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. Disregard for a second the fact that there were never anthem protests at the Superdome.

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

Dragna said the Saints had already denied a refund request. "One way or another they'll pay".

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