LOOK: Lions fan starts campaign to buy out Jim Caldwell’s contract

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Dec 11, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell looks on during the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears at Ford Field. The Lions won 20-17. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Things have been rough for the Detroit Lions lately. They have lost five of their last eight games, including their last two in a row. Both losses were big blows to the Lions’ playoff hopes, and now it’ll take a lot of things going the Lions way to make it to the postseason this year.

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Naturally, fans are going to be upset. The Lions were figured to be playoff contenders before the season and hopes of a great season rose after the Lions started out 3-1. A few weeks later, Green Bay Packer’s quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered a collarbone injury that has left him sidelined to this point in the season.

Expectations rose even higher, and at the very least, the Lions were expected to compete for a division title. Well, after consecutive losses to the Minnesota Vikings and Baltimore Ravens, those hopes have all but vanished. Fans are upset, frustrated, and angry- that’s understandable. But one fan, in particular, took his anger to a new level and aimed it at Lions head coach Jim Caldwell.

According to MLive, Justin Doyle has started a GoFundMe page to try to raise $10 million to buy out the coach’s contract. Here’s his quote from MLive:

“Jim Caldwell needs to go! Falling behind and every game this season and trying to storm back and win the game. Failing to win the division when given ample chances. His lack of inspiration, prep, and drive. He shows us no emotion and acts to smug too care what us Diehards feel or think. Enough is Enough!”

The likelihood of this attempt getting anywhere is slim to none. But it’s still quite humorous, and if nothing else, another example of Lions fans who have had enough of the losing.

To this point, the account has raised a mere $20. You can view the account by clicking here.