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Packers fan who sued Bears ready to wear green and gold at Dec. 16 game

Packers fan who sued Bears ready to wear green and gold at Dec. 16 game
Posted at 1:07 PM, Dec 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-08 14:07:21-05

A fan who sued the Chicago Bears for not allowing him to wear his Packers pride asked a judge to order the team to allow him on the sidelines at the Dec. 16 Packers-Bears showdown according to the Chicago Tribune. 

Russell Beckman is a season ticket holder at both Lambeau and Soldier Field. 

He sued the Bears in 2017 for banning him from the sidelines during a 2016 game, a privilege of season ticket holders, while wearing his green and gold.

He says this is a violation of his First Amendment rights. 

“I’m a fan of the NFL," Beckman told the Chicago Tribune. "I want the Bears-Packers rivalry to be exciting. I want Packers and Bears games to mean something. If you’re a fan of something, you want to claim it.”

In 2017 the Bears asked the judge to dismiss the case. The judge denied, but the team has since asked for a reconsideration of the ruling.

Beckman plans on wearing his Packers gear on Dec. 16 in Chicago and says he won't back down if he's denied access to the sidelines.