From the You-Have-To-Be-Fucking-Kidding-Me file:
During the patriotic 7th inning stretch at Yankee Stadium, nature called on Bradford Campeau-Laurion. When he tried to leave his seat during the traditional singing of God Bless America, however, he says he was stopped by a NYPD officer who said he’d have to wait until the song was done.
“I then said to him, ‘I don’t care about God Bless America. I just need to use the bathroom.’ As soon as I said that, he immediately pinned my arm behind my back,” Campeau-Laurion told CBS 2.
The 29-year-old says two officers pinned both of his arms behind his back and ejected him from the stadium.
“He shoved me out the front gate and told me get out of their country if I didn’t like it,” he said.
Apparently the New York Yankees have some sort of rule mandating that fans aren’t allowed to leave their seats during the playing of God Bless America and it’s enforced by the ushers, stadium security, and the NYPD. Needless to say, this is absolutely ridiculous and the fan has contacted the local ACLU to look into a lawsuit. Meanwhile the Yankees are saying this is a police matter and what is the response of the cops? They’ve opted to lie about it:
“The officers observed a male standing on his seat, cursing, using inappropriate language and acting in a disorderly manner while reeking of alcohol, and decided to eject him rather than subject others to his offensive behavior.
Campeau-Laurion was at the game with a Yankees season ticket holder who couldn’t believe the cops allegations.
“That’s ridiculous,” said the fan, who asked not to be identified. “That’s completely false.”
Seems to be a matter of policy with some police departments these days to make shit up when they’re caught doing something they shouldn’t.
Hat tip to God is for Suckers.