Saints season ticket holder sues team over anthem protests

Lee Dragna filed the lawsuit Monday, claiming the protest of police brutality by some players prevented him and his family from enjoying the games.

GRETNA -- A Saints’ season ticket holder is suing the team for a refund because some of the players knelt during the national anthem.

Lee Dragna filed the lawsuit Monday, claiming the protest of police brutality by some players prevented him and his family from enjoying the games.

The lawsuit says Dragna has not been to a Saints game since the home opener against the New England Patriots, where he says some of the players did not come out for the singing of the national anthem.

When they did come out, the lawsuits says “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.”

The lawsuit claims that Saints players followed “the lead of Colin Kaepernick by disrespecting the flag, the Anthem; the USA and those who have served and are serving the USA in our military.”

The lawsuit notes that Saints owner Tom Benson and head coach Sean Payton have publicly supported the protests, but many fans “do not find these protests entertaining.”

“If petitioner had known that Saints football players would use Saints football games as a platform for protests he would not have purchased the Saints season tickets,” the suit reads.

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