The heavens opened for a rain-soaked edition of Monday Night Football at Bank of America Stadium last night. However, precipitation was not the only thing falling from the sky.
Two protesters rappelled down from the upper balcony during the Indianapolis Colts-Carolina Panthers game. They dangled above the lower bowl and in front of press-box windows before unveiling a banner telling Bank of America to "Dump Dominion." The game continued, and the protesters stayed hooked to their ropes well into the fourth quarter.
Panthers spokesman Steven Drummond told the AP that four people were arrested in the incident, although names and charges were still absent Tuesday morning.
Bank of America is the namesake for the Panthers' stadium and is headquartered in Charlotte. The protesters expressed discontent with BofA's financing of a liquefied natural gas export facility by energy company Dominion Resources in Cove Point, Maryland. The banner included a website address, which further outlines the opposing stance.
The protest appeared to be a good omen for the Colts, who stormed back from a 17-point fourth quarter deficit to force overtime. After the protest was cleared, the Panthers rebounded to win a wild overtime game, 29-26.
Here are some images from the protest:
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— Pokey Lokey (@PokeyLokey) November 3, 2015
You can't get an umbrella into B of A but rappelling gear, monstrous sign? No problem pic.twitter.com/zkNJmOjppo
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