What could you, as a Green Bay Packers fan, sue the Chicago Bears for? Being a bunch of dirtbags, perhaps?
Actually, being a dirtbag isn’t necessarily against the law. It’s just unsavory.
Russell Beckman is suing the Chicago Bears for a much simpler reason. Beckman, a Packers fan and Wisconsin native, holds season tickets for both the Packers and the Bears.
The Bears let their season ticket holders cash in loyalty points for game-day experiences, such as going on the field during warm-ups. We’re going to presume they do this because they have trouble getting people to buy season tickets to watch their putrid team.
Beckman wanted to go onto the field for his “experience” wearing his Packers gear prior to the Packers-Bears game in 2016. He had done so the previous two seasons without incident, but the Bears notified him prior to the 2016 game that no opposing team gear would be allowed.
He wore his Packers gear anyway and was denied entry to the event.
Okay, maybe not preposterous, but definitely the behavior of losers.
Beckman, who sees it as a free speech issue, filed suit against the Bears last Friday.
He says in the suit that the Bears have “deprived me of my ability to fully enjoy this specific on-field experience.”
Beckman isn’t asking for any money. He only wants to be able to wear what he wants where he wants, which really isn’t a lot to ask.
And if you want to ask how I’d feel about about Bears fan wearing Bears gear on the Lambeau Field sidelines? I wouldn’t care one bit because you’re going to look awfully stupid when the Packers are stomping your team’s ass.