Lions fan banned from games after racist Snapchat went viral

After a Lions fan posted a racist Snapchat during Detroit’s game on Sunday, the team asked him to turn in his tickets and said he would no longer be allowed at Ford Field, the Detroit News reported.

The picture showed two African Americans sitting in the stands during the national anthem and had the caption “Ignorant n—s.”

The Snapchat went viral after the Lions’ Week 1 victory over the Cardinals at home. It was posted on Facebook and other social media platforms, before news outlets began to pick in up.

“We don’t have a budget like the Dolphins,” Central coach Roland Smith told the Miami Herald. “We don’t have a budget like a college. We don’t have a national budget to stay extra days after a game and stuff like that.

“We don’t have big booster clubs like other schools have that can take care of things like this. But when you have an organization the kids look up to and they step forward, it’s an awesome thing.”

Smith has prior experience with the team, as he previously played for the University of Miami and was selected by the Dolphins in the 1991 NFL Draft.

Smith had been hopeful to return this week after missing all of the preseason and 15 games last season while recovering from a torn ACL. He was given a clean bill of health for his knee and was working on his conditioning before the bug hit. In 18 starts from 2014-2015, Smith recorded 13.5 sacks and four forced fumbles.b (19)