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Browns 0-16 parade will actually happen Saturday

The Browns hit a new low in losing this season, but that didn’t stop fans from making the best of it.

Browns fan Chris McNeil pursued and received permission from the City of Cleveland in November to have a parade outside FirstEnergy Stadium if the team finished the season winless. The team actually did and McNeil told ESPN he couldn’t believe the parade will now happen Saturday.

“First of all, I didn’t expect it to take place,” McNeil said. “I expected the Browns to win a game. Second of all, I didn’t want it to happen. I wanted them to win a game.”

The parade is expected to start at noon Saturday where fans will walk counterclockwise in a circle around FirstEnergy Stadium. They’ll do this to form a zero that represents the Browns 0-16 season, which is the second time this has happened in NFL history.

McNeil said the point of the parade is to be a “shot across the bow to ownership and to the front office” that fans are sick and tired of losing.

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Browns fans will be able to express their frustration with the team this Saturday when fans will march in a circle around FirstEnergy Stadium.

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However, the parade will also be doing some good as all money, above the costs to have the event, will go to the Cleveland Food Bank. The fan has set up a GoFundMe account to help pay for the expenses of the event, including bathrooms and security.

McNeil has raised $ 12,559 on the page so far. The company that makes Excedrin donated $ 8,000 because Browns fans have a lot of headaches, according to ESPN.

The Browns don’t want to see a parade like this happen outside their stadium, but they understand it’s a part of finishing an NFL season without a single win. The team released a statement to ESPN apologizing for not creating an “enjoyable” season.

“We greatly appreciate the passion of all our fans and we apologize to them for not making 2017 an enjoyable season,” the team said in the statement. “We certainly hear them and understand their frustration. Obviously, we want the same thing as our fans: winning results. We are committed to doing everything we can to improve and build them the type of team they most certainly deserve.”

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The Browns aren’t happy with the 0-16 parade, but they understand it’s what comes with a winless season.

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McNeil almost had the parade after the 2016 season, but the Browns were able to pick up a late season win. The team has just one win the last two years.

The fan believes this parade will give fans a way to protest what’s been going on with the franchise and can serve as a way for long-suffering supporters to express themselves.

“The last thing I want to do is embarrass the city,” McNeil said. “As we get closer to the weekend maybe it will have more of a positive spin in terms of the cathartic part, and less of the negativity that has bred underneath the surface. We just want to see the Browns win.”

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