If protesting the team is the goal, Houston Texans fans can learn from the Oakland A’s fanbase
In an unprecedented year, the fans of the Houston Texans have been upset. But, if they genuinely want to protest their team, then look at how the MLB’s Oakland A’s fans provide a blueprint.
It’s been brutal for fans of the Houston Texans this season. Losing DeAndre Hopkins and J.J. Watt to the Arizona Cardinals in back-to-back offseasons and the whole Deshaun Watson fiasco has put a lot of heat on Cal McNair.
The owner of the Houston Texans was also caught using an anti-Asian slur last year at a golf outing, turning everything that is the Houston Texans franchise into a Jackson Pollock painting- there is no meaning nor understanding of what’s going on.
One fanbase that has clearly shown revolt is the Oakland A’s (Athletics) in Major League Baseball. A YouTube video was done by the user “UriniatingTree” described it perfectly at around the 4:50 mark (You can watch the video here, but there is swearing, so this is NSFW).
Even though Oakland had a successful team this past season in the video linked above, their fans didn’t care. Instead, they showed that by having some of the worst attendance numbers in the entire league- with just over 8,000 fans per game. Especially with some crucial games that would have playoff implications on them down the stretch.
If Houston Texans fans truly want to protest, the A’s fans have it right
Look, there are many other differences between these two teams that are outside the scope of this article. However, we have seen Texans fans get ejected from the stadium for towels and signs that question McNair, among other statements.
Texans fans must decide what they want to do- either protest the team until the person they want is gone (McNair or Jack Easterby), stick through the terrible next few seasons, and keep attending the games in-person.
Until that decision is made, there will be a split among Texans fans as to which direction the franchise should go.