MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - The Milwaukee Brewers have apologized to a fan approached by a security worker, for wearing a T-shirt at Miller Park that called Ryan Braun a “fraud.”
The shirt was patterned after Braun’s uniform – and Karen Eidem changed the first and last letters in Braun’s name to spell “fraud.”
She tells WTMJ-TV that she was watching a game the other night when a security worker told her to either to turn the shirt inside out or leave. She turned the shirt inside out.
Eiden said it was meant to be a joke, in the days after Braun was suspended for taking performance-enhancing drugs. She said it bothered her that the team’s security perceived her as doing something wrong just by wearing the shirt.
In a statement, the Brewers apologized and offered her to attend a future game for free. Eidem said she’d accept the offer.
The Brewers say they, “welcome the opportunity for fans to express their opinions,” and they only object when fans have messages and items which are offensive to other fans.