Soccer fans the United States over were enraged that protesters didn't pick MLS Playoff games to disrupt instead of a Monday Night Football game.
"Soccer will NEVER be big in this country til our countries protesters are using our most important games as an arena for political grandstanding" said Trent Hamford director of communication for the Copacabana in Midtown, New York City. "When our nations protesters see our games as the largest target, then we can talk about being part of the big four."
Reportedly, Don Garber called the protesters and asked if they were interested in showing up to protest at the upcoming DC United v Red Bull New York game. Sadly, none of the arrested few knew what a Red Bull New York was and were unable to be convinced. Garber allegedly offered the group a serious amount of allocation money and the right of first refusal on Carlos Vela as a sweetener, with no results.
"If we wanted to make a political statement, why would we pick a sport where roughly 23 people are watching?" said Chelsea Randall, protester against the liquefied natural gas facility in Maryland "At the very least, I would pick the NASL because they are an open system of management."
Reportedly, the Chicago Fire have already offered one of the protest members a tryout for the 2016 season stating, "Fuck it, we need the publicity."
The Nutmeg News will have more on this as MLS likely lampoons the protesters in some way while trying to sell playoff tickets.