A judge has ruled against a Packers fan who tried to sue the Chicago Bears after they told him he could not wear his green and gold on their gridiron.
NBC affiliate WMAQ in Chicago
, Judge Joan Gottschall denied a motion from Russell Beckman, who sued the Bears after they told him he couldn’t wear a Packers gear on the field before a game at Soldier Field in 2016.
Beckman, a Racine County native, argued the Bears were infringing on his First Amendment rights, but the judge blocked Beckman's motion for a preliminary injunction and a temporary restraining order to allow him to wear his Green Bay jersey, according to WMAQ.
Beckman is a season ticket holder at both Lambeau Field and Soldier Field. Being a season ticket holder game him access to the field on Dec. 18, 2016 before a Bears-Packers game.
“I go to one game in Chicago every year,” Beckman told TODAY’S TMJ4 in 2017. “That’s the Bears-Packers. I’m guaranteed tickets at face value and that’s the biggest perk to having Bears season tickets.”
The Bears asked for a judge to dismiss the case back in 2017, which a judge denied.
The Packers won the Dec. 18, 2016 game in Chicago 30-27.
This Sunday, Green Bay is back in Chicago for a divisional match up against the Bears.