Pack­ers fan asks judge to or­der Bears to let him wear Green Bay gear

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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.

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