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Packers Fan Suing the Chicago Bears

A Packers fan from Racine County plans to file a lawsuit against the Chicago Bears because they refused to let him wear a Packers jersey for an on-field fan experience. Russell Beckman, who is both a Packers and Bears season ticket holder, generally only attends Bears games when the Packers are playing there. He had earned enough reward points to participate in a pre-game fan experience on the (sometimes) green grass of Soldier Field.

In a phone interview with Today's TMJ4, Beckman explained how he received and email from the Bears organization stating that fans with a pregame field pass would not be allowed to wear gear of any team other than the Bears. Beckman tried arduously to convince the Bears to change their policy but to no avail.

According to the article: 

The Bears continued to say that the opposing team gear would not be allowed. Beckman still wore his Packers' items to the game - and he was not allowed to partake in the pre-game experience.

So why did he decide to sue? You can read the rest of the article as well as view a video of Beckman at the link below:

Today's TMJ4 Story on Packer's Fan Suing the Bears


"Jersey Al" Bracco is the Editor-In-Chief, part owner and wearer of many hats for and He is also a recovering Mason Crosby truther.  

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Somedumbname's picture

Freedom of speech includes the freedom to offend people.

Matt Weiske's picture

Yes. Yes it does. Especially sensitive Bears fans.

marpag1's picture

Yeah, cuz this is what our legal system is for (extreme sarcasm).

You're not a hero, dude. You're making Packer fans look like idiots.

Matt Weiske's picture

Agreed. The lawsuit seems really petty to me. He knew the rules beforehand. If he didn't like them, he didn't have to participate.

egbertsouse's picture

At first I thought this just involved some rich a-hole with too much money to burn but after seeing his picture, it looks more like someone trying to get his 15 minutes of fame.

Portland Mark's picture

I cheer for the Packers and I don't get why some fans want to ruin the experience for fans of other teams. Just this afternoon I met a new friend who, while sitting in my living room, told me he is a long suffering Vikings fan. It's okay Packer fans. Let's let fans of other teams enjoy themselves.

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