After losing to the Ravens during last year’s playoffs, the last thing a Broncos fan wants to see is a Joe Flacco banner on the outside of their stadium.
The problem is that the Ravens can’t host this year’s NFL season opener the way every Super Bowl champion has been doing for the past several years.
A Broncos fan that goes by the name “Broncos Nation” posted the petition below on Change.org.
The petition reads:
Roger Goodell, @nflcommish, National Football League
Take the Joe Flacco signage off my Mile High Stadium! Broncos Nation will not endure this detestable and audacious act. Who in their right mind thought that we would just let this fly?! We stand united against your unbearable Joe Flacco signage.
The Broncos tried to explain things to their fans on Twitter.
…that features the Broncos and Ravens. But regardless of league guidelines, this will always be #BroncosCountry…
— Denver Broncos (@DenverBroncos) August 26, 2013
Local radio host Peter Burns didn’t help the situation with the tweet below.
C'mon #Broncos fans are you really outraged about a Joe Flacco poster? You have to be smarter than that right?
— Peter Burns (@PeterBurnsRadio) August 27, 2013
Denver fans then decided to lay into him.
— Andy Mac (@TheAndyMac15) August 27, 2013
.@PeterBurnsRadio you may find the Flacco controversy to be ridiculous, but pretending to not understand why fans are mad is disingenuous.
— John Reidy (@JohnReidyDenver) August 27, 2013
@PeterBurnsRadio last time I checked they aren't hanging pictures of Pavel datsuk, Kobe Bryant, and Buster Posey around town.
— Billy Stupansky (@BillyStup) August 27, 2013
The petition is stupid, but Burns is asking fans to be rational. The two don’t go together.
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