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Fans launch petition for Lions players to have their passports taken away

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To say that it is not going well for the Detroit Lions would be an understatement as the only win less team in the NFL recover from a big loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

The Cardinals beat the Lions 42-17 on Sunday in a match where Lions quarterback Matt Stafford was benched after throwing three interceptions.

Fans sending a message

Ford Field got emptier and emptier as the blow-out continued on Sunday night and the fans continued to show how unimpressed they were with the team.


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This prompted some post-game comments from Lions wide receiver Golden Tate who said that it felt like the fans turned their back on the team.

Quite an understandable response but the fans have reason not to be happy after going from the play-offs last year to being the only 0-5 team in the league this year.

Well rather inspire the fans to rally behind their team and increase the level of support at home games, Tate's comments have inspired some fans to start a plan to get the players out of the country.

On November 2nd, the Lions will travel to the UK for an International Series game at Wembley Stadium against fellow struggling team the Kansas City Chiefs.

Now some Lions fans have actually filed a petition with the White House to request the Lions players have their passports taken off of them while they are out of the country.

In a story that simply sounds too unbelievable to be true, the petition can be found online and simply states that:

Revoke the Detroit Lions passports once they arrive in London for the November 2, 2015 game.

The real question is, can the Lions do anything to get the fans back on their side when they play the Chicago Bears next week because going to London 0-6 would be the worst possible situation for them.

How do you win the fans back?

It will certainly be an uphill challenge for the Lions to win their fans back but perhaps an upcoming home game against the 2-3 Chicago Bears has come at the right time.

Detroit desperately need a win next week but only time will tell if they can slow down Matt Forte and the Bears who got a big comeback win against the Chiefs on Sunday.

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