After 'Perfect' 0-16 Season, Browns Fans Throw a Parade

More than 80 vehicles circled the 'Factory of Sadness'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 6, 2018 3:55 PM CST
A Cleveland Browns fan watches the "Perfect Season" parade, Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in Cleveland. The Browns became the second team in NFL history to lose 16 games in a season.   (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
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(Newser) – Thousands of disgruntled Cleveland Browns fans, some of them chanting for owner Jimmy Haslam to sell the team, paraded to protest a 0-16 season, the AP reports. Despite wind chills below zero, the so-called Perfect Season Parade went off without incident Saturday as Cleveland fans displayed outrage, creativity, and a healthy sense of humor following a season they'd like to forget.

Parade organizer Chris McNeil said more than 80 vehicles, including buses, pickup trucks, and a garbage truck, made one lap around FirstEnergy Stadium, which in recent years has been dubbed the "Factory of Sadness." Most of the fans' anger was directed at owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam, who elected to keep coach Hue Jackson after the Browns joined the 2008 Detroit Lions as the only teams to lose 16 games in a season. Some fans came in costumes, including one dressed as Big Bird wearing a Johnny Manziel jersey.

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