Friday, June 19, 2009

You're Outta Here! (Also Known As He Gone)

If you've been to any number of sporting events in the past few years, you've probably experienced the yuk monkey fan.

This is the guy who decides to make the moment about himself by screaming something during a pause in the pre-game National Anthem or during a coin
flip or at any other point where he can be the center of attention.

Sometimes it's funny, usually it's just clear that this monkey's mama didn't show him enough attention as a boy. Often the guy can't stop at just one outburst and must hog the spotlight to the point of nimiety.

A soccer
fan in the Netherlands decided he was going to push the envelope with his need for attention and decided to deliver his shtick during a moment of silence to observe a recent attack on the Dutch royal family that ended up killing six innocent bystanders.

Mistake.

We won't be seeing this man at a soccer game for the next year. Was it too harsh of a penalty for a fan that probably had a few too many and was just getting excit
ed? I don't think so.

I've been caught up in the excitement that happens when a stadium full of people get together for an event, but there has to be a line drawn at some point. Using a moment of silence for the dead as your comedy audition tape is a pretty bad choice and this guy now has a year to think about that.

Just remember, if you're going to go through with a "look at me" moment, please, please, PLEASE....make sure it's at least funny.

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