Talk about awkward. A group of Detroit Lion fans are unhappy, for lack of a better word, that Canadian based rockers Nickelback were chosen to play during the Lion’s halftime show during the team’s Thanksgiving day game against the Green Bay Packers. The group, led by Dennis Guttman, doesn’t quite understand why in Motor City, the home of Motown, a town so rich with homegrown musical talent, that Nickelback would be asked to perform, and they’ve started a petition on Change.org in an attempt to get the band dis-invited.
The petition reads:
This game is nationally televised, do we really want the rest of the US to associate Detroit with Nickelback? 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 asks for 35,000 signatures, and at the time of the article they had already received over 25,000.
I’m not sure I would show up if I was Nickelback. The boos might be deafening.