The Detroit Lions Got Hosed In Spectacular Fashion By The NFL

The Detroit Lions Got Hosed In Spectacular Fashion By The NFL

The Detroit Lions Got Hosed In Spectacular Fashion By The NFL

Prior to Sundays game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Detroit Lions, Lions' anthem singer Rico LaVelle took a knee while singing the final line of the Star Spangled Banner.

Jan 3, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman (24) runs for yards against New Orleans Saints defensive back Kyle Wilson (24) in the first quarter of their game at the Georgia Dome.

Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate (15) smiles before the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Ford Field.

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- Justin Rose (@JRoseWXYZ)Lions owner Martha Ford stood with the team during the anthem. Later, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin announced the team would stay in the locker room during the national anthem of their game.

Ford issued a statement Sunday before the game.

Many other Lions players interlocked arms in protest of President Donald Trump's comments that National Football League players should be fired by their owners if they don't stand up for the anthem. But Detroit Lions fans have a reasonable gripe after officials overturned what would have been a game-winning touchdown over the Atlanta Falcons and then ran the remaining time in the game off the clock. "We no longer can afford to stick to sports", it said in part.

"We're proud of our country". However, with the tandem of NFC franchises battling it out on Sunday afternoon in the "Motor City", the Falcons now lead the Lions by the score of 23-13.

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