A Detroit Lions season ticket holder was forced to return his season tickets after he posted a Facebook photo calling a black couple "ignorant ni**ers.
David Doptis, 36, became irate when a black couple refused to stand for the "Star Spangled Banner" at Sunday's game at Ford Field.
Doptis, who owns Restaurant Liquidations Auctions LLC in Pontiac, took a photo of the couple sitting while other Lions fans stood for the playing of the national anthem.
He uploaded the image to Facebook.com, along with the caption "You wana [sic] sit down for the national anthem? You don't like our country then get [the] f--- outttt".
He also typed the words "ignorant ni**ers" in a banner across the photo of the seated couple.
The NFL and the Detroit Lions reacted quickly, revoking Doptis's season tickets which range in price from $399 per seat to $2,314 per seat.
The team's president said he plans to reach out to the couple personally.
"Providing our fans with a safe and enjoyable experience at all Ford Field events is of the utmost importance and an absolute priority for our organization," the Lions said in a statement after speaking with Doptis.
The woman in the photo, Stacey Graham, was unaware of the drama unfolding in the stands.
She said she was "baffled" when she learned what Doptis had done.
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