1.03.2008

Patriots Involved in Discrimination?

I do not wish to pick a fight, but with playoff tickets on the line, I must fight to defend the rights of all Patriots fans seeking to pay for overpriced admission to a non-championship playoff match.

As Shalise Manza Young from the Providence Journal reports...

Limited number of tickets available for Jan. 12 playoff game

The Patriots have announced that a limited number of tickets are still available for the team's AFC Divisional round playoff game on Jan. 12 at 8 p.m.

The tickets will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m., but there are some provisos: they will only be sold via Ticketmaster (ticketmaster.com or 508.931.2222), there is a four ticket per person limit, and purchases can only be made with a Visa card (they're a league and team sponsor).

Prices, set by the NFL, are as follows: $164, $130, $115 and $95.

There's just ONE problem with that. Isn't it illegal to discriminate based on payment form- specifically when you are allowing for a specific type of payment form (via credit card), but dictating which type of card is accepted (Visa only)? I'm not sure it's on the level of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers discriminating against the state of New York, but I think this needs to be looked over by our friends at the District Attorney's office. Tracking...

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