Last season, I broke news that a group of San Francisco 49ers fans were working on boycotting attending 49ers games due to their frustrations with 49ers CEO Jed York via a banner flyover Levi’s Stadium. An event that was only made possible via GoFundme, 49ers faithful’s Conor McGuire, Graham Grealish, and Mark Scannell launched a campaign aimed at ousting York.
— Ryan Sakamoto (@SakamotoRyan) October 25, 2016
It didn’t work. Now the group of Forever Faithful are at it again. Their target this time? 49ers GM Trent Baalke. McGuire told me that the York banner last year was more of making a statement rather than actually believing Jed would step down. Baalke, however is a different story, as he’s on the hot seat and the seat gets hotter with every loss.
The 49ers security tried to stop the banner flyover (Watch my video above).
However, in speaking with the 49ers, it is both an NFL standard procedure and precautionary measure when an unidentified aircraft is around the stadium’s air space, which is why CHP made the call. In addition the NFL Policy clearly echoes and backs up that statement:
What will happen this time around? Who knows. But one thing is for sure. The Anti-Baalke Banner will be flying high during around the tailgates on Nov. 6 and #FireTrent will be at the tail-end of the slogan!