Detroit (Fox 2) – Despite the anticipation, the Matthew Stafford Lions jersey swap has been canceled at the request of the NFL.
“The Glover Agency is prohibited from hosting the Lions Jersey Exchange at this time,” according to a press release from the Detroit real estate agency. “We hope to come back with a new date soon.”
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Jeff Glover, owner of Glover Agency Realtors, wanted to give away 1,000 new black jerseys in exchange for a used Stafford jersey.
Glover's aim was to show more support for the Lions and give Lions fans replica jerseys of current players – particularly midfielder Jared Goff, as well as Hutchinson and St Brown – in exchange for fans' old Stafford Lions jerseys. Glover's plan was to donate Stafford's jerseys to a homeless shelter in Los Angeles — where Stafford now holds the quarterback position.
The jersey exchange was scheduled to take place on Friday from 10am to 2pm at Twin Peaks, a sports bar in Livonia.
Since the event has been promoted, Glover will continue to give fans who show up a $25 gift card to them Twin Peaks said.
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