The Detroit Lions are scheduled to play the Green Bay Packers on Thanksgiving Day in what should be an NFC North showdown. Fans, however, are reportedly up in arms over the slated half-time show to be performed by Canadian rock band, Nickelback, according to various media reports.
One Lions fan, Dennis Guttman, has created an online petition to remove the band from the halftime performance schedule, stating that the Lions' faithful do not want to be associated with it.
“This game is nationally televised, do we really want the rest of the US to associate Detroit with Nickelback?" Guttman asks in a petition letter. "Detroit is home to so many great musicians and they chose Nickelback?!?!?! Does anyone even like Nickelback? Is this some sort of ploy to get people to leave their seats during halftime to spend money on alcoholic beverages and concessions? This is completely unfair to those of us who purchased tickets to the game. At least the people watching at home can mute their TVs. The Lions ought to think about their fans before choosing such an awful band to play at halftime.
The petition has garnered over 5,000 signatures so far. The Lions, 6-2, are currently in second place in the division behind the undefeated Packers.