'Spirit of Detroit' statue wearing enormous Lions jersey for playoffs

Friday January 2nd, 2015

The city of Detroit is preparing for its first NFL playoff game since the 2011 season on Sunday, and to show that everyone is supporting the local team, "The Spirit of Detroit" statue has put on a giant Detroit Lions jersey.

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The 26-foot statue sits outside of the city's Coleman A. Young Municipal Center, and frequently dons the uniforms of local teams when they make playoff runs.

The Lions will head to Dallas on Sunday to take on the Cowboys in a Wild Card round matchup.

Brendan Maloy

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