The Packers couldn’t help but comment on the sea of Lions fans that descended upon Lambeau Field for this past week’s Thursday Night Football game.
When the Lions visited, they dealt the Packers a 34-20 defeat on Amazon’s Thursday Night Football. It appeared as if a significant portion of the stadium was adorned in the Honolulu Blue and Silver of the Lions.
In response, the Packers felt compelled to address the situation. Essentially, they conveyed to their ticket holders, “We encourage you to sell your tickets to fellow Packers fans if possible, but we acknowledge that we can’t control the secondary market.”
The official statement from the team reads: “The Packers have encouraged our ticket holders to sell to other Packers fans when possible. The secondary market, however, allows fans from anywhere to purchase tickets and Lambeau Field remains a popular destination for all fans, including those from other teams. We have seen this particularly with divisional games. Conversely this is how the Packers often enjoy many Packers fans at away games.”
The Lions responded in a lighthearted manner to the statement as well.
It’s not an everyday occurrence to witness teams complaining about their own fans’ absence from home games, but the Packers just did that.