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American Football Fans Protest Against Nickelback Performance

Friday, November 4th 2011 11:00

Detroit Lions fans don't want band as their half-time act

NME reports that the band are due to play the halftime show at the NFL game between the Detroit Lions and the Green Bay Packers on 24 November.

However, an online petition has been started to protest against the band's performance, with more than 21,000 signatures already acquired.

The petition reads:

"This game is nationally televised, do we really want the rest of the US to associate Detroit with Nickelback? Detroit is home to so many great musicians and they chose Nickelback?!?!?! Does anyone even like Nickelback? Is this some sort of ploy to get people to leave their seats during halftime to spend money on alcoholic beverages and concessions? This is completely unfair to those of us who purchased tickets to the game. At least the people watching at home can mute their TVs. The Lions ought to think about their fans before choosing such an awful band to play at halftime."

It's been a bad week for the band, after they were named the biggest musical turn off by a Canadian dating site.

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