A woman is speaking out about being called the N-word on social media for sitting down during the national anthem at a Detroit Lions game on Sunday.
The Snapchat was posted by David Doptis, who owns a business in Pontiac, Michigan, called Restaurant Liquidation Auctions, that is normally open on Mondays but was closed yesterday.
Doptis posted a photo on social media of a black woman and man sitting down as other fans take part in the “Star-Spangled Banner” ahead of Sunday’s NFL game, reported WJBK-TV, and labeled them “ignorant n*****s.” The racist image has since gone viral. The caption also included, “you wanna sit down for the national anthem? You don’t like out country the get the f**k outtt.”
The woman has been identified as Stacey Graham, a Lions season ticket holder, who told WJBK in Detroit that she has been sitting out the national anthem since last year because she disagreed with the song’s reference to killing emancipated slaves in the third verse.
“Everybody has an opinion,” Graham told WJBK.” He probably could’ve stuck with, ‘he wishes we would’ve stood,’ and I would’ve been like ‘okay,’ but to write that under our picture — no words.”
“We gotta build our country back together, we gotta come together,” she added. “Whatever that may mean. But that’s going in the opposite direction. The racial slur, that’s going backwards.”