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The Chicago Bears have ended a pregame perk that prompted a federal lawsuit by a lifelong Green Bay Packers fan who wanted to wear the Wisconsin team's green and gold apparel to warmups at Soldier Field. 

Bears attorney Paul Greenwalt told The Chicago Tribune that the team is eliminating the program that allows season ticket holders to attend pregame warmups in a marketing reorganization. He said that means Russell Beckman's lawsuit, which accuses the Bears of violating free-speech rights by prohibiting fans from wearing Packers gear at the warmups, is no longer applicable. 

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Beckman said he was able to attend the pregame warmups in 2014 and 2015, often wearing a Packers' jersey and hat, green and yellow beads and with his beard dyed green. 

The Bears sent Beckman an email before a Bears-Packers game warning in capital letters, "NO OPPOSING TEAM GEAR WILL BE ALLOWED," according to the lawsuit. He went in Packers apparel anyway and was turned away. 

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https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-bears-halt-pregame-perk-ending-packers-fans-lawsuit-505378991.html

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I don’t know if you guys have been following this or not, but what a crock of shit. And I fault the Bears more than anyone. So what if he went down in GB gear? As long as he was willing to put up with some heckling, and he was not being a jackass, let it go, who cares?

Instead the Bears decided to make a big deal and flex their... muscles.... only to find out they were being morons. To double down, they decide to solve the problem by just not letting anyone go? How mature. If I was a season ticket holder I would be demanding a partial refund/discount for the loss. The tickets value has been deminished. 

Perhaps they could have just sucked it up, said they were sorry and shook hands... like adults. 

Train like you are 2nd, but play like you are 1st.

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Calbrooks wrote:

I don’t know if you guys have been following this or not, but what a crock of shit. And I fault the Bears more than anyone. So what if he went down in GB gear? As long as he was willing to put up with some heckling, and he was not being a jackass, let it go, who cares?

Instead the Bears decided to make a big deal and flex their... muscles.... only to find out they were being morons. To double down, they decide to solve the problem by just not letting anyone go? How mature. If I was a season ticket holder I would be demanding a partial refund/discount for the loss. The tickets value has been deminished. 

Perhaps they could have just sucked it up, said they were sorry and shook hands... like adults. 

Just to play devils advocate I'll take on the counter point:

We don't really know the details of what went on to solicite this response from the franchise.  For all we know there were security issues that prompted this, perhaps many actual Bears fans were complaining and/or making threats and the whole thing was getting out of hand.  This packer fucktard just wanted to stir shit that much is obvious, why else would he wear his packer gear down there in that situation and then insist on raising a stink when he was asked not to.  They very well may have removed him for his own safety and asked him not to return in packer gear to avoid further conflict.

Being on the field was a "perk" just as the article states and not a promised result for the price of the ticket.  Leave it up to a packer turd to fuck that up for everyone.

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Beckman sent an email to Bears executives urging them to "stop coddling" the team by creating "segregated safe spaces for Bears fans," according to court records. 

Beckman sought to have a temporary restraining order and injunction so he could wear Packers' attire at the pregame events while the lawsuit is being decided, but a judge denied the request.

https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-bears-halt-pregame-perk-ending-packers-fans-lawsuit-505378991.html

Very few actual "details" are available and most of what can be found are complaints and crying and whining from the jackwagon pack fan.The tidbit above recorded in the court records sets a pretty good tone imo. though. This dillweed is and was just being an asshole................ (in my opinion of course)

I mean LOOK at him, he even looks like an ass wipe.

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Back in December this douchbag already lost his first attempt to force a private business to operate by his directive to satisfy is own selfish wants......

 

A federal judge ruled against Packers fan Russell Beckman, who demanded a restraining order against the Bears to allow him to wear his Green Bay apparel on the sidelines for this Sunday's game at Solider Field.

https://www.12up.com/posts/6247518-judge-rules-against-packers-fan-for-upcoming-bears-game

That should have been enough, but no.  This dipshit just keeps pushing this frivolous nonsense, encouraging idiots everywhere to take their snowflake disagreements to court and waste our public resources time and money.  Anyone ever wonder why the court system is so tied up in knots?

Isn't this pretty much akin to wearing a KKK T-shirt to a Black Lives Matter rally? It's a pretty damn stupid thing to do, whether or not you have the right to do so. I don't know if the guy is looking for some free money or not, but isn't there such a thing as common courtesy? Doesn't this guy have a shred of decency? The story identifies the guy as a Green Bay School District teacher. What's he teaching here? That a persistent activist can exploit the courts to spoil everybody's good time?

This certainly is no landmark civil rights case. It's frivolous nonsense. If, God forbid, this guy is successful in the lawsuit, well, bye-bye to any NFL teams hosting events honoring loyal customers. And, by the way, any lawyers or judges taking this case seriously ought to be ashamed of themselves.

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PapaBear.OR wrote:

 

Calbrooks wrote:

I don’t know if you guys have been following this or not, but what a crock of shit. And I fault the Bears more than anyone. So what if he went down in GB gear? As long as he was willing to put up with some heckling, and he was not being a jackass, let it go, who cares?

Instead the Bears decided to make a big deal and flex their... muscles.... only to find out they were being morons. To double down, they decide to solve the problem by just not letting anyone go? How mature. If I was a season ticket holder I would be demanding a partial refund/discount for the loss. The tickets value has been deminished. 

Perhaps they could have just sucked it up, said they were sorry and shook hands... like adults. 

Just to play devils advocate I'll take on the counter point:

We don't really know the details of what went on to solicite this response from the franchise.  For all we know there were security issues that prompted this, perhaps many actual Bears fans were complaining and/or making threats and the whole thing was getting out of hand.  This packer fucktard just wanted to stir shit that much is obvious, why else would he wear his packer gear down there in that situation and then insist on raising a stink when he was asked not to.  They very well may have removed him for his own safety and asked him not to return in packer gear to avoid further conflict.

Being on the field was a "perk" just as the article states and not a promised result for the price of the ticket.  Leave it up to a packer turd to fuck that up for everyone.

If he was misbehaving and causing problems, then hold him accountable and kick him out. Worse case you have a legal battle whether his behaviour warranted it. By banning the jersey they opened a can of worms and let it get out of hand. 

And if Bears fans were such wussies that they had to take hazing him too far, or be offended to the point of whining to the ownership, they needed to be told to put on their big boy panties. I love heckling packer fans, but it’s not hard to stay on the correct side of appropriate or not. 

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I just have an issue with punishing the whole over the actions of a few.

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Calbrooks wrote:

If he was misbehaving and causing problems, then hold him accountable and kick him out. Worse case you have a legal battle whether his behaviour warranted it. By banning the jersey they opened a can of worms and let it get out of hand. 

And if Bears fans were such wussies that they had to take hazing him too far, or be offended to the point of whining to the ownership, they needed to be told to put on their big boy panties. I love heckling packer fans, but it’s not hard to stay on the correct side of appropriate or not. 

Banning the jersey seems to me a quick and easy solution, it only becomes "a can of worms" when this nitwit decides to start filing frivolous lawsuites.... if it was Bears fans hazing, your solution is just not practical.  So is security supposed to now follow this dipchit around protecting his "rights"?  After two or three altercations perhaps they just deemed it worthy of telling the D-bag not to wear that shit down on the sidelines.

Again, this is pretty much akin to wearing a KKK T-shirt to a Black Lives Matter rally? It's a pretty damn stupid thing to do, whether or not you have the right to do so

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Calbrooks wrote:

I just have an issue with punishing the whole over the actions of a few.

Me too, which is exactly what this packtard is doing, if he can't have his way he is actually going out of his way to ruin it for everyone.

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Sucks that they had to remove this but honestly, I like that they don't want some Pack idiot on the field pre-game... and the fact that the spineless 2014/2015 leadership let him get away with it to begin with is crap... it's a privately owned company they don't have to let someone have free speech... he can wear his ugly ass green and gold to the game and that should be good enough.  The fact he uses terms like "safe spaces" and shit let me know all I need to know about that guy...

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Calbrooks wrote:

I just have an issue with punishing the whole over the actions of a few.

Whelp the blame for that goes on the doofus who couldn't let it go and files a lawsuit claiming freedom of speech to a privately owned company... that's not how the world works...

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