NFL Refund for Vikings’ Fans Who Went to Philly Game?
Roger Goodell is being asked to refund those fans of the Vikings who attended the Philly game, and were forced to leave early for safety concerns. The game that happened this past Sunday, January 21st, was an NFC championship game in Philadelphia, where the Vikings were taking on the Eagles for a spot in the Super Bowl.
Some fans of the Minnesota Vikings were assaulted outside the stadium, as well as in the stadium, where people reported receiving death threats and even being urinated on in the bathrooms.
The refund request is coming from those Vikings' fans through change.org, an online petition website where petition requests can be signed and directed toward a company or organization.
Here's what the petition organizers are saying:
During Sunday's NFC Championship and a possible once in a lifetime experience most traveling Vikings fans were subjected to unprovoked death threats, thrown objects, physical altercations and extreme levels of intimidation and violence.The Philly police and security did nothing in 99% of the instances to deescalate the violence and assaults that occurred. I have evidence on camera of the police disrespecting our tailgating group on motorcycles.Just myself personally I had bottles thrown at my head that struck our vehicle,witnessed a CHILD get blasted by a beer, and had my hands cut from glass.That doesn't even include what happened in the stands and restroom. The NFL and Eagles organization have a code of conduct and I think they should held accountable to their own standards.
They've set the number of petition signatures desired at 15,000 and they're already close to that goal, with nearly 10,500 signatures already!
There's no telling what will happen as a result of this petition, but I can only assume with that many signatures, Roger Goodell and the NFL will take a heavy look at it. If anything, setting some new standards for tightening security for safety of the fans.