So far, the Timberwolves are two-for-two at fan protests this season, if you count play. So, what are the fans against Glenn Taylor? Timberwolves explained in protest.
Taylor sold the Timberwolves to a new group of owners, including former baseball star Alex Rodriguez. However, it is still associated with the franchise for now.
On his retirement tour — in this case a playoff tour of Minnesota — a protest group called Direct Action Everywhere is keen to hit him where it hurts.
At the Timberwolves game, protesters beat the Clippers, as well as their first playoff against the Grizzlies, and protesters wore T-shirts that read “Glen Taylor Roasts Animals Alive.” This is linked to a disgusting decision by Taylor Farm, which threatened to kill five million chickens due to an outbreak of bird flu.
By taking extreme actions such as sticking himself to the ground while playing live sports, or in this case chaining himself to the basket, the protesters said they were calling attention to the cause and literally stopping the game. “Glen Taylor Roosts’ Animals Are Alive” read on their T-shirts.
Timberwolves chicken farm owner
Taylor’s chicken farm Rembrandt projects. The Timberwolves released a statement regarding the first incident, as it happened during a Minnesota home game.
“There was a disturbance in the fans during the second quarter of tonight’s game,” the team said. “We are in contact with Target Center Security to address the incident.”
The second incident occurred on Saturday afternoon at the FedEx Forum, Grizzlies Stadium.
However, the protests appear to have been for the same reason, with both sides wearing the same shirt.