Sunday should’ve been a day of celebration for Detroit Lions fans.
Following an 0-5 start to the season, they managed to avoid being the only winless team remaining in the NFL with a 37-34 victory over their hated rivals, the Chicago Bears. Matthew Stafford bounced back from being relegated to the bench, Calvin Johnson looked like Megatron again and they even drew pity from the officials on an all-important touchdown.
However, for Lions superfan Earl Spring, Sunday wasn’t the day to bask in the glow of a long-awaited win. Spring, who claims to have been to “120-some-odd” Lions games in a row, was in attendance on Sunday, decked out in his gameday finest, but was kicked out of Ford Field during the third quarter for, as he puts it, “Standing up and frickin’ cheerin’ on defense.”
Instead of taking his ejection in stride, Spring went to Facebook to vent about the entire ordeal while his buddy, Detroit Don, stood next to him for moral support. From Spring questioning whether or not this is the end of the road for his Lions’ fandom to the grand reveal of his one-of-a-kind tattoo that spells out his section and seat number, it was a rather entertaining rant.
“This is how I get taken care of while we’re 0-5?” Spring shouted. “We’re in the middle of a divisional game against the Chicago Bears and I get thrown out for standing and cheering on defense. You piece of shit! I’m out.”
Don’t let the furry lion hat and sparkly glasses fool you: Earl Spring is mad as hell, and he’s not going to take it anymore.