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Fan sues Saints for refund; says seat mates too mad about kneeling

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A Morgan City man is suing the New Orleans Saints for a refund on his season tickets because some of the players have knelt during the national anthem this season, causing the people he sits near to become rowdy and angry, our media partners at The Advocate report. 

The complaint refers to protests that many NFL players have engaged in silent protest of the way African Americans and other Americans are treated by law enforcement. Most participating players kneel, following the lead of Colin Kaepernick, an NFL player who first sat during the National Anthem, but now kneels. He has said that he started kneeling after meeting with a retired Green Beret and NFL player who suggested he "take a knee" instead. Kapernick agreed and has done so since that meeting. 

Lee Dragna filed a lawsuit in 24th Judicial District Court in Gretna Monday seeking a refund for the tickets as well as attorney’s fees, claiming the protest of police brutality by some players has prevented he and his family from enjoying the games because of the reactions of other fans, the newspaper reports. 

Dragna said he hasn’t attended a game since the first home game of the 2017 season against the New England Patriots, when he says some of the players did not come out for the singing of the national anthem, the paper reports. 

To read the Advocate's story and all the details, click here

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