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Lions fan forfeits season tickets after posting racist Snapchat

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The Lions fan is no longer welcome in Ford Field after using a racial slur in a ‘snap.’

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In Wednesday’s notes, we mentioned a story about a Detroit Lions season ticket holder who was under heat after Snapchatting a pair of fellow Lions fans who chose to sit during the national anthem. The fan’s Snapchat included a racist caption with a racial slur in it.

The Snapchat picture was picked up by Fox 2 Detroit and soon the Lions found out about it. On Wednesday, the team announced that providing fans a safe experience is “of the utmost importance” to them, but they refused to publicly announce whether any action had been taken by the team or Ford Field. “The Detroit Lions and Ford Field do not comment on specifics related to any alleged guest incident(s) or altercations at game or other stadium events,” they said in a statement.

However, as first reported by Justin Rogers of the Detroit News, the fan has apparently forfeited their season tickets and is no longer welcome at Ford Field:

This is the second time in recent memory that the Lions have publicly banned a person from their stadium. Back in 2014, a Lions fan was permanently banned from Ford Field after using a laser pointer to shine the light in the faces of Buffalo Bills players.

According to Rogers, team president Rod Wood will be personally contacting the victims of the racist snap in the near future.