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New York Yankees Fan Mocked Online for $10 Million Lawsuit Against ESPN for Sleeping During Game; Gives up Season Tickets

July 12th, 2014 at 10:20 PM
By Mike Warsaw

The Yankee fan who filed a lawsuit against ESPN and Major League Baseball because he was caught sleeping on camera, is finding his 15 minutes of fame not to be so much fun. Andrew Rector who was shown sleeping during the April 14, New York Yankees game, has been the focus of online "abuse" according to The New York Post.

Rector who filed his $10 million lawsuit on July 3 in Bronx Supreme Court, has found the internet to be much more harsh than the ESPN announcers, who poked fun at him. The New York Post reported that Rector has been ridiculed online for his lawsuit and has given away his season tickets, since the incident occurred. The You Tube video of the the snoozer, has been viewed 1.3 million times, according to The New York Post.

During the broadcast, ESPN announcers, Dan Shulman and John Kruk commented on the snoozing used car salesman. "Did he sleep through the Beltran homer? I mean 45,000 people standup and cheer, and he sleeps through? Shulman asked. The banter continued, as the broadcast team compared the overweight Yankee fan to Kruk, who was known for his stout physique, during his playing days. When asked if Rector could be a relative, Kruk replied "Physically, he could be, yeah."

Rector has been the target of many online attacks, since his lawsuit was made public earlier this month. "Hey Fat Yankees fan, Andrew Rector, that fell asleep, you can take your lawsuit and settle for a year of slimgenics,' Andy V tweeted @ AngryAndy720. Fans have not been kind to the Rector, according to The New York Post. "Thinnest skin in America goes to Andrew Rector. The sleeping Yankee fan suing for $10 mil. What a big Baby Huey p–bag," was tweeeted@CainSuer. 

Rector may have thought that suing over sleeping at the game was a good idea, but in reality, he must have been dreaming.

Tags: Baseball, MLB, New York, New York Yankees

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