Colts Fan Burns Season Tickets After National Anthem Protest

September 26, 2017 Updated: September 26, 2017

An Indianapolis Colts fan burned four entire-season ticket packages in response to the national anthem protest by Colts players.

In a video posted on Twitter, a Colts fan by the name Rodney talks about his love for the National Football League. His dream was to play in the NFL, but he went to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps.

“I served my country, my grandfather served our country, both of them served in World War 2. There is a lot of people who fought and died for that flag,” Rodney says. “For disrespecting yesterday like you did, I’m done.”

Rodney said that he thought of giving away or selling the tickets, but would rather not have the seats filled. He then shows that the ticket books are filled with tickets for the season ahead.

Rodney then burns four season-ticket books, worth of up to $5,920 in total for non-premium seats.

“I’m making my own sacrifice and I’m standing up for what I believe,” Rodney added before throwing the tickets into a fire pit.

Rodney was not the only fan incensed by the NFL players’ kneeling during the national anthem. A lifelong Buffalo Bills fan burned six jerseys and other memorabilia and posted the video online.

The Bills fan said that he was a member of the U.S. Marine Corps.

“To see you disrespect my flag and to disrespect all the men and women who have fought so hard to protect that flag,” the fan says in the video. “I know you have your right to protest. Well, this is my right to protest.”

The man is then seen throwing two autographed jerseys into the pit, followed by other jerseys and memorabilia.

Coast Guard veteran Joe Rocchead burned a pair of extremely rare Super Bowl 25 windsocks. Only 25 pairs existed before he burned his.

Rocchead has owned the windsocks since 1991 when he worked the Super Bowl.

“NFL you [expletive] on us veterans,” Rocchead says while pouring lighter fluid onto the flags. “I don’t need these anymore.”

Another fan burned a Pittsburg Steelers jersey and posted the video online.

“Here’s what I think of you Pittsburg,” the fan says, before setting the jersey on fire.

More than 200 NFL players from different teams knelt during the national anthem on Sunday. The upswell in anthem protests was triggered by President Donald Trump, who said that team owners should fire players who disrespect the anthem by kneeling.

“Sports fans should never condone players that do not stand proud for their National Anthem or their Country,” Trump wrote on Twitter on Sept. 24. “NFL should change policy!”

The first NFL player to kneel during the national anthem was Colin Kaepernick, who said he was protesting racial injustice and police brutality. No team has signed Kaepernick after he gained the national spotlight by protesting. He remains a free agent.