A group of 49ers fan-activists plan to walk the streets of San Francisco on Sunday wearing matching outfits, including their signature Levi’s Stadium green “Go Niners” hoodies, to protest a proposed 49ers-Colts playoff game.
The San Francisco 49ers are hosting a preseason game on Jan. 3 in Minneapolis.
The 49ers and Colts are slated to play at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Jan 1.
But the 49ers said Monday they will not be able to travel to the game.
“We won’t be able travel because we have an obligation to the community,” 49ers President Jed York said in a statement.
“We want to honor the sacrifices of our soldiers and veterans, and we are not going to do that without their help.
We also want to show respect to the 49er community for its support of our NFL team.”
The group is demanding that the 49es open the Super Bowl in their home stadium in San Francisco.
“I think this is a big day for the community, a big moment in the history of the city, the state of California and the country,” 49er supporter Ben White said.
“For those of us who live in the San Francisco Bay Area, it’s a big step in terms of getting the 49s to a Super Bowl, because it’s their home.
We need to make sure that they do that.”
The San Jose Mercury News reported that the group is seeking a $15 million contribution to the effort.
The team declined to comment.
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