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Friday, May 25, 2018

Dominic Raiola Wants Lions Fans to Start Drinking Early, Too

Tom Brady got into a bit of trouble this week when he encouraged fans to start drinking early prior to the Patriots’ game against the Chargers. Brady wanted the fans to be rowdy, but given the recent rash of fan fights and safety issues, the team had to amend his words. The Pats said Brady wanted fans to be hydrated with lots of water, which of course everybody knows wasn’t what he meant. Lions center Dominic Raiola, who has never been one to follow societal conventions, agrees with Brady.

“I guess you have to be politically correct. Fans are going to do it anyway, so what’s wrong with saying it.

“Hell yeah,” Raiola said when asked for his thoughts on Brady’s comments. “(The Patriots) have a 4:15 p.m. game, right? Maybe Detroit should get started about 8:30 a.m.”

Coming from the guy who unapologetically flipped off his own fans, it’s no surprise to hear Raiola doesn’t want to be politically correct. It’s also completely understandable why the team was trying to protect Brady, but it clashes with the message of the league and the Pats. If they don’t want fans drinking, then why run beer commercials during games, and why sell alcohol at stadiums? A bit of a contradiction, don’t you think?

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