Packers fan asks judge to order Bears to let him wear Green Bay gear
CHICAGO—THERE are many perks to being a Chicago Bears season-ticket holder, including an invitation to be on the team’s sidelines for pregame 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 at Soldier Field 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 suit also named the NFL as a defendant.
The lawsuit is pending. But with another Bears-packers showdown on Dec. 16, less than two weeks away, 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
Chicago Bears season-ticket holder Russell Beckman in his Green Bay Packers gear.