Diehard NFL fans burn football tickets and memorabilia
It’s a protest of a protest and it’s sweeping the nation.
The NFL’s protests began more than a year ago as a move to highlight racial inequality and bring attention to police brutality. On any given weekend, no more than a handful of players, initially led by then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, would sit or kneel during the national anthem.
But then President Donald Trump got involved, and that changed the entire equation. A lot more players protested. And in response, fans of those players’ teams have shown their displeasure by torching their jerseys, gear and season tickets, then uploading the videos to social media.
These are protests of the protest to the protest. It’s impossible to know whether there’s any significant number of fans torching their jerseys.