When a Lions season ticket holder relinquished his seats after his racist social media post went viral, another season ticket holder decided to try and put a positive spin on it.
When Andrew Morse realized a pair of season tickets would be up for grabs, he jumped on the chance to buy them. Morse already has his own season tickets for the Lions, but he wanted to do some good with this second set.
Morse decided he would donate the pair of seats to a deserving Detroit-area kid for each home game.
"It bothered me that those seats were kind of representing hate. That the last thing those seats were going to be remembered for is that horrible picture, that horrible Snapchat, and I wanted it to represent something more," says Morse.
He is reaching out to local charities to find kids that wouldn't otherwise have a chance to attend a Lions game. He is also raising money to help pay for things like parking and refreshments so these kids can truly enjoy the game day experience without worrying about paying for anything.
Lions safety Glover Quin says Morse's decision is emblematic of what it means to be a Lions fan.
"It's what Detroit fans are about. Doing the right thing. I mean, for the whole thing to happen in the first place, like I said, there's no place for it...it's uncalled for. And for another season ticket holder to step up, purchase those tickets and turn it into something positive for those kids is a good move," says Quin.
For more information on what Morse is going, or to donate visit his GoFundMe page.