The Detroit Lions were eliminated from playoff contention on Sunday. Some of their fans, who irritated head coach Jim Schwartz by booing at the end of regulation, were reminded of the team’s misfortunes when they received a special package in the mail on Monday. Yup, playoff tickets.
Like many other teams, the Lions had already begun preparing for the prospect of a postseason run by printing playoff tickets. According to the Detroit Free Press, the team mailed out the invoices for the tickets last month. At the time, the Lions were in first place in the NFC North division. They have lost three of four games since.
— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) December 23, 2013
To make matters worse, Twitter user Jeff Naz said the team is offering a credit toward next year’s tickets rather than refunding the cost of the playoff tickets.
In reality, these things happen. It’s just painful for Lions fans that they happened to receive their useless tickets a day after losing an overtime game in brutal fashion. Maybe this will help Matthew Stafford’s girlfriend gain a better understanding of what this tortured fan base has to deal with.