Uh oh. Looks like Florida Georgia Line is about to go viral for all the wrong reasons.
On Sunday, the duo sent out a rather cryptic message on Facebook saying how they loved and respected the police.
Reading through the comments on their post, it was very apparent something had gone down at one of their shows and that people were definitely pissed. I could tell it had something to do with police not being allowed backstage, but being the internet, it’s always hard to tell what is really the truth once people get their hackles up and their panties in a bunch.
Today, however, more of the story has come out after TMZ spoke with the officer the band is accused of disrespecting.
Jones County Sheriff Greg Graver tells TMZ he was headed backstage Saturday night at the Great Jones County Fair to discuss security protocol with the band when he was stopped by a crew member and told no uniformed officers were allowed backstage, per the band.
Sheriff Graver says he was told the country duo even threatened to pull the plug on the concert if they saw any cops.
Graver says midway through the performance, he was told the band wanted a police escort out of town after the show — but he told them he wouldn’t spend “one tax dollar assisting them” … after being disrespected.
He says the band’s management scrambled for other law enforcement agencies to provide the escort … but they also told FGL to kick rocks. They ended up leaving on their own.
Yep, with all that’s going on in the news with regards to police and the Blue Lives Matter movement that is taking shape right now, I can see this becoming quite the media nightmare for FGL.
Let’s just hope it’s not what it seems and this turns out to just be a big ol’ misunderstanding.