Thanksgiving Day turned out to be the final nail in the coffin for Matt Patricia and Bob Quinn as Detroit Lions owner Sheila Ford Hamp announced that both men had been relieved of their duties.
Following the news, many Lions fans stormed to social media to celebrate the firings but others reportedly made donations to Deshaun Watson‘s charity to thank him for hammering in that final nail with authority.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 29, 2020
As a show of appreciation for Watson’s four-touchdown performance, countless Lions fans had given to the Deshaun Watson Foundation — totaling $1070 as of Sunday morning. Watson’s foundation is dedicated to “education, health, housing and other charitable causes that support families and youth in underserved communities,” according to its website.
Many fans donated $13 for Patricia’s 13 wins against 29 losses.
Watson will match the donation, providing the first 100 with free lunch at Lefty’s in Detroit, the same restaurant that catered the Texans’ pregame meal on Wednesday night. Watson is a large equity owner in Lefty’s, a casual dining franchise, which opens in Houston in mid-December. It’s his way of saying thank you.