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The Detroit Lions are relevant for the first time in more than a decade -- so who did the organization pick to play at halftime of its annual Thanksgiving game? Would you guess Nickelback?

CNN explains why the decision has Lions fans roaring.

“Nearly 10,000 fans have signed an online petition saying that the league should reconsider having Canadian rockers headline Turkey Day with the Packers. They ask -- this game is nationally televised, do we really want the rest of the US to associate Detroit with Nickelback?”

And the signatures keep flying in -- now over 25,000. Detroit’s WDIV reports fans would rather see acts that actually represent the Motor City’s musical heritage.

“So we asked our Facebook fans who they’d like to see perform at the Thanksgiving Day game. Suggestions included Eminem, Kid Rock, Bob Seger (who is touring right now), and Ted Nugent. Our Facebook friends also thought Aretha Franklin or Madonna should fill the spot.”

Not only do fans in Motown want to see someone else, according to the Ottawa Citizen, Nickelback isn’t even getting love in its own country.

“The program director of Calgary's X92.9 - an alternative rock station with a ‘No Nickelback Guarantee’ - said the station is going to throw its weight behind an online petition demanding that the Alberta band be booted from the show.”

This isn’t the first time this year people have protested Nickelback’s appearance. In August, two writers from the Winnipeg Free Press asked the NHL not to include the band in season-opening ceremonies. Feeling sorry for Nickelback? A writer for TIME thinks you shouldn’t.

“But if Nickelback is crying about this, they’re doing so on beds made entirely of money. So don’t worry about them.”

So will all this bad publicity affect sales? We’ll find out later this month, when Nickelback’s new album hits stores.

 
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BY MARC STEIDLER


You’re watching multisource global video news analysis from Newsy


The Detroit Lions are relevant for the first time in more than a decade -- so who did the organization pick to play at halftime of its annual Thanksgiving game? Would you guess Nickelback?

CNN explains why the decision has Lions fans roaring.

“Nearly 10,000 fans have signed an online petition saying that the league should reconsider having Canadian rockers headline Turkey Day with the Packers. They ask -- this game is nationally televised, do we really want the rest of the US to associate Detroit with Nickelback?”

And the signatures keep flying in -- now over 25,000. Detroit’s WDIV reports fans would rather see acts that actually represent the Motor City’s musical heritage.

“So we asked our Facebook fans who they’d like to see perform at the Thanksgiving Day game. Suggestions included Eminem, Kid Rock, Bob Seger (who is touring right now), and Ted Nugent. Our Facebook friends also thought Aretha Franklin or Madonna should fill the spot.”

Not only do fans in Motown want to see someone else, according to the Ottawa Citizen, Nickelback isn’t even getting love in its own country.

“The program director of Calgary's X92.9 - an alternative rock station with a ‘No Nickelback Guarantee’ - said the station is going to throw its weight behind an online petition demanding that the Alberta band be booted from the show.”

This isn’t the first time this year people have protested Nickelback’s appearance. In August, two writers from the Winnipeg Free Press asked the NHL not to include the band in season-opening ceremonies. Feeling sorry for Nickelback? A writer for TIME thinks you shouldn’t.

“But if Nickelback is crying about this, they’re doing so on beds made entirely of money. So don’t worry about them.”

So will all this bad publicity affect sales? We’ll find out later this month, when Nickelback’s new album hits stores.

 
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