An angry fan of the New Orleans Saints has filed a lawsuit against the team asking them to reimburse his cost of season tickets and court cost. The fan, Lee Dragna of Morgan City, La, is seeking roughly $8,000. The cause of the dispute is his disdain for the player protests that has been a major focus over the last two seasons.
The New Orleans Advocate reports that Dragna filed a lawsuit in Louisiana’s 24th Judicial District Court on Monday, demanding a refund for his tickets plus legal fees, claiming the protesting players have prevented he and his family from enjoying the games.
Dragna attended the Saints’ home opener this year, against New England, when he says some players were not on the field during the anthem. He has not been to a game since.
According to the suit, when players did come onto the field before the game with the Patriots, “they passed directly in front of where the petitioner and his guests were seated. Many of the fans in that area booed and cursed at the Saints players.
“Apparently, these players were following the lead of [former 49ers quarterback] Colin Kaepernick by disrespecting the flag, the anthem, the USA and those who have served and are serving the USA in our military.”
Dragna told The Advocate on Tuesday that the behavior of other fans who are also upset at players protesting, such as cursing and spilling beer, is “borderline dangerous.”
Dragna, as you’d suspect, disagrees with the protests. He says his legal action against the team isn’t for show, calling it “as honest as it gets.”
“They don’t even want to talk about this, but I don’t care,” he said. “One way or another they’ll pay.”