Riverhounds end partnership with Chick-fil-A after social media backlash

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Riverhounds ended a partnership with Chick-fil-A after fans pushed back on social media.

The organization stated it was going to sell sandwiches from the popular fast-food chain at home games this season. Steel Army, a group of fans that supports the Riverhounds, took to social media to voice opposition to the program.

The group said it “strongly” opposed the partnership because the chain “has a well documented history of corporate donations to organizations that promote anti-LGBTQ+ ideology.”

Team officials said in a news release that they want to make “all of our fans feel welcome” and ended the partnership.