Handful of Texan fans protest KGBT decision
Fri, 11 Nov 2011 17:04:04 GMT —
Let TMs go Texans, let TMs go! chanted at least six demonstrators lined up outside our KGBT-TV studios in Harlingen.
The small group, proudly wearing their Texan jerseys and holding a Texan flag, set-up a sound system equipped with a microphone and four speakers to make their voices heard regarding KGBT-4 TMs decision to broadcast the Dallas Cowboy game this Sunday instead of the Texan game.
KGBT-4 received hundreds of calls, emails, and Facebook comments this week from both Cowboy and Texan fans demanding their games be shown.
The overwhelming reaction to Action 4 TMs decision to air the Dallas Cowboys game on Sunday over the Houston Texans demonstrates the passion and spirit football fans in the Valley hold for their favorite teams said KGBT President/CEO Tom Keeler.
The demonstrators said they were upset over a poll placed on Action 4 TMs Facebook page earlier this week.
They said Texans clearly won, and we are not leaving until the decision is changed said Kru Kayan Sitsanthaparn.
The final decision was made following lengthy discussions amongst the management team.
After considerable thought and discussion about previous audience delivery levels, it was decided to broadcast the Cowboys and serve the majority TMs viewing interests in the Valley said Keeler.
The protest about a football game comes as the nation honors those who fought for our freedom on Veterans Day.
However, the group TMs leader said the flag is proudly displaying the freedom that we have.
The staff welcomed the demonstration and even purchased them lunch, but the Harlingen Police Department arrived and made them relocate off the frontage road on to KGBT property for safety reasons.Viewer Comments About Decision To Air Dallas Cowboys Game