Outside of the Dolphins’ facility, 30 people who for some odd reason are continuing to remain Dolphins fans have done their best to line the street in protest of the Dolphins putrid off-season.
Amongst the crowd are these two gentlemen wearing paper bags, a man dressed in a clown suit, and a man carrying a Dan Marino doll.
That should tell you all you need to know.
About 30 people, including four men with paper bags over their heads and another one clutching a Dan Marino doll, said recent decisions by Dolphins’ management led to what is believed to be the first protest of the franchise by its fan base.
The Dolphins have come under fire in recent days after their failed pursuits of prime free agent quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Matt Flynn. The Dolphins announced theiy had signed former Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback David Garrard to a contract Monday night. Garrard missed the 2011 season after surgery to repair a herniated disc.
Some fans held signs that read “FIRELAND,” a reference to general manager Jeff Ireland. A few cars honked as the protesters yelled, clapped and at one point chanted, “Jeff Ireland’s got to go.”
Protesters had been standing on Miami Dolphins’ property. They were politely asked to protest across the street.
A police officer asked the protesters to stay off the road and added, “I would be with you.”
You really can’t make this stuff up.