Fan goes to court to wear Green Bay gear in Chicago

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Chicago Bears sea­son-ticket holder Rus­sell Beck­man posts a photo with his Green Bay Pack­ers gear. CHICAGO—One of the perks to be­ing a Chicago Bears sea­son-ticket holder is an in­vi­ta­tion to be on the team’s side­lines for pre-game warm-ups. Ticket holder Rus­sell Beck­man has been wag­ing a lengthy court bat­tle for what he says is his right to stand on those side­lines decked out like the diehard Green Bay Pack­ers fan he is.

In June 2017, Beck­man filed a fed­eral law­suit in Chicago against the Bears, al­leg­ing that in 2016 the team barred him from the pregame event at the Bears-Pack­ers game be­cause of his Pack­ers gear; he sought to pre­vent that from hap­pen­ing again.

The law­suit is pend­ing. But with an­other Bears-Pack­ers show­down on Dec. 16, Beck­man is try­ing to en­sure he’ll make it onto the field this time.

Beck­man’s al­ready got his go-to out­fit planned. Full story at thes­tar.com/foot­ball

RUS­SELL BECK­MAN

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