War Protesters Get Funky at Coors Field

“Funk the War!” stood out amongst the signs offering kettle corn, salted nuts and burritos as Rockies fans funneled past the intersection of 20th and Blake streets on July 3. While an American flag is not an unusual sight the day before the Fourth of July, it certainly drew more attention than curbside scalpers.

Particularly when it was beside another sign that read “Drop Beats, Not Bombs!,” in protest of weapons manufacturer Lockheed Martin contributing thousands of mini American flags to game attendees that night. The baseball marketing stunt was reminiscent of the Denver Broncos 2003 air strike for patriotism at Invesco Field in the months following the Iraq invasion.

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Jared Jacang Maher