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Brewers apologize after fan forced to wear Braun 'fraud' shirt inside out

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

The Brewers start a three-game series at Colorado Friday night.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A Milwaukee Brewers fan says she was asked to leave Miller Park because she had made some changes to her Ryan Braun shirt.

Karen Eidem says security tapped her on the shoulder while she was standing with friends at the ballpark Wednesday night. Eidem had changed a couple letters on the back of her Brewers shirt to make it read `Fraud' instead of Braun because of the slugger's recent suspension.

Security told her the modified shirt violated the fan code of conduct and that she would have to change the shirt or leave the ballpark. Eidem turned the shirt inside out and stayed for the game.

The Brewers later issued a statement saying security staff should not have interfered and offered Eidem another game ticket. It reads:
“In this case, the fan absolutely should have been able to wear the jersey without any intervention by our staff. We welcome the opportunity for fans to express their opinions. The only circumstances that would warrant us intervening is if someone were to display a message or item that would be considered offensive to other fans. This is not a case where that line was crossed, and we’re sorry for the inconvenience to her. We will reach out to Ms. Eidem to invite her to another game this year as our guest.”

AP-WF-07-26-13 1616GMT


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