Draymond Green urges Raiders fans to boycott remaining games
Draymond Green has been vocally irate at the Oakland Raiders‘ decision to move to Las Vegas, urging Raider Nation to boycott the rest of the games, given that they’re forced to play in O.co Coliseum for another two seasons before their eventual move in 2020.
“I won’t attend a game… I feel like all fans should feel that way,” Green told Fox Sports. “You just don’t do that. Like, come on, man. That’s ridiculous.”
The 31-1 decision has shocked fans in the Bay Area, but the Raiders are just the latest team to make a move, after the Golden State Warriors themselves will play at the Chase Center in San Francisco starting in 2019.
A $750-million provision from the state of Nevada plus a much gentler estate tax cut from the city of Las Vegas played a major factor in owner Mark Davis choosing to move the team — a move that most owners in the NFL saw as inevitable.
The Warriors have normally formed friendships with many of the Raiders players and staff, even quarterback Derek Carr, who has been seen at several home games throughout this 2016-17 season.
Green’s show of solidarity with fans is just another trait the Bay Area faithful have come to love about him and his ability to be more than just an athlete, but a voice for those who at times aren’t heard as loudly as he is.
After selling out their season tickets for a second straight year, the Raiders have offered refunds to those who want out, but only “fewer than a dozen” season-ticket holders had taken the Raiders up on their offer as of late Monday, according to ESPN NFL Insider Ed Werder.