Protester in Brett Favre Jersey Hangs from Banner at Vikings Game


Week 17 games really don’t get any more meaningless than a showdown between the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings, but things got a little interesting at U.S. Bank Stadium when Dakota Access Pipeline protester Karl Zimmermann went full 007 and repelled down onto a #NoDAPL banner in a Brett Favre jersey:

This guy is repelling upside down inside US Bank Stadium

— Dave Schwartz (@Dave_Schwartz) January 1, 2017

Just talked to one of climbers at US. Bank Stadium. They're taking calls. Karl Zimmerman (Favre jersey) 33 from south Minneapolis #Vikings

— Brian Murphy (@murphPPress) January 1, 2017

Some ballsy cops who thought they were going to have a normal day then went after Favre:

Favre was eventually detained by stadium security. According to, the two protesters simply jumped a guard rail to pull off their acrobatic protest:

Statement from the folks that run US Bank Stadium. Nice explanation how they got in with equipment.

— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) January 1, 2017

No guts, no awareness for Dakota Access Pipeline protesters:

Don't see this every day at a Vikings game. Just another odd occurrence in the 2016 season.

— Judd Zulgad (@1500ESPNJudd) January 1, 2017

The guy hanging from the banner in the Favre jersey appears to be really at ease. At least have the decency to have bought a newer jersey.

— Judd Zulgad (@1500ESPNJudd) January 1, 2017