Guy who ran onto the field at B.C. Place hires a lawyer

The man who was hit by B.C. Lions defensive back Marcell Young after running onto the field during last Saturday’s game against the Montreal Alouettes has retained legal counsel.

According to a release issued by the Prezzler Law Firm, the unidentified man “suffered serious injuries, including a mild traumatic brain injury” after being hit by Young.

“Our client has been released from the hospital and is now recovering at home. His future prognosis remains unclear,” the release adds. “Contrary to some news reports, our client was never arrested or taken to jail, but was released from the stadium shortly after the incident before being taken to the hospital by his family.”

The man was fined $115 and instructed to stay away from B.C. Place for a year.

While the release doesn’t specifically mention a lawsuit, hiring legal counsel is the first logical step in suing Young, the Lions and just about anyone else the “victim” and his lawyers can think of.

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128 Comments on Guy who ran onto the field at B.C. Place hires a lawyer

  1. Bestcflfan // June 20, 2018 at 9:06 am //

    Chutzpah

  2. Wow, new this one was coming. What an Ass-hat. “Hey I ran on to the field, made and jerk out of myself, interrupted the game, and got knocked on my butt for it, now I am gong to sue cause Young should not have hit me”. Funny how that works hey. Young should not have hit me but yet Ass-hat should not have run on the field. Ass-hat.

  3. I hope this guys lawyer tells him that if he loses a court case he might be stuck paying legal fees to both his own lawyer and the Lions lawyer.

  4. So if I break into your house and cut myself on the glass I broke, maybe I could sue you for not having bulletproof glass installed in your house to protect me from my own stupidity.

    • Diehardticat // June 20, 2018 at 10:18 am //

      Bang on Mark. The perpetrator always has more rights than the victim in our bleeding hearts country of Canada I hear I can be sued if I don’t have wheelchair accessible access for would-be thief’s who are wheel chair bound.

    • Foodie Foodnerd // June 26, 2018 at 1:20 pm //

      Mark, here in the USA, chewed-up burglars and armed robbers have used homeowners’ Beware Of Dogs signs as evidence they harbor a vicious animal, and won damages plus pain and suffering.

      It isn’t the established law, but a jury of 12 awarded it in several cases, which is even scarier to me.

  5. What he did was stupid, but when wearing full gear and nail a guy without it, lucky he is not in jail for manslaughter.

    • Yes, if he “nailed” but but in this case, he just stopped him for security. I wouldn’t touch a naked guy with my hands either. Security is EVERYONE’s business. I hope the fans that went to the game sue him for damages to their entertainment that they paid for, the Lions and All for the salaries that they paid but that their ’employees’ were not allowed to execute.

      • Many fans were cheering loudly when Captain Underpants was running around on the field and security could not catch up. The fans gave the loudest cheer in the game when Captain Underpants got smacked down by Young which affirms that the fans as a whole enjoyed the antics on the field and likely found Captain Underpants and his “take down” very entertaining, consequently most fans would not be able to sue or in the alternative, would not likely sue.

      • BC Dave // June 20, 2018 at 7:05 pm //

        The loud cheer btw was because the doofus was stopped and we could get on with the game, not cheering on the numbskull for his actions

      • BC Dave the guys down at Jackos Pub say you do like to touch naked guys with your hands and that is why you are always told to sit 2 tables away

        • Foodie Foodnerd // June 26, 2018 at 1:05 pm //

          Thanks much, John; this freshly roasted, hot coffee is even better exploding through my sinuses!
          How about some sort of coffee-nose warning on posts like this, please? For a noob CFL fan who loves football but the NFL, not so much these days.

    • Mr.Green // June 20, 2018 at 10:17 am //

      You are the definition of stupid. If he didn’t jump on the field, a player wouldn’t have hit him. Simple as that. Give your head a shake Pikk

    • Diehardticat // June 20, 2018 at 10:21 am //

      Can someone go to jail for making a stupid comment? “Manslaughter?” This bag of hammers has no shame. Might you know where your friends pants are? Your friend is looking for them

      • Diehard – Clearly it was a fellow professional protester friend of his who got “nailed”

        A few of them went to the game after day shift at Kinder Morgan looking for quick $$$

    • habbernack // June 20, 2018 at 10:27 am //

      Grab a brain. It might help you think

    • Full gear has nothing to do with the injuries “Captain Underpants” received since Young simply extended his arms and gave “Captain Underpants” a hard push him with his HANDS ONLY. This douche bag simply saw an opportunity to sue the Lions to get some easy money. Lions should have insisted to the stadium security to call the police and have Captain Underpants charged with “Mischief”, “Trespassing”, and being drunk in a public place if he was intoxicated. Douche Bag would not have been thrown in jail because the charges are minor, unless he was significantly intoxicated. As noted by DanoT in this thread if the Lions contest the law suit in court Captain Underpants may be found responsible for his own injuries and the litigation may be deemed frivolous or without merit by a judge and Captain Underpants may be responsible to pay the Lions legal fees. I hope a court sees this for what it really is: a cash grab and an attempt to get some “easy money”, pure and simple.

      • Dude …..listen to yourself are you retarded? seriously !
        put the bottle of Colt 45 down and get to steppin

    • Do you make this crap up or did you read from the Great Book of Dumbassery?

      • Facts later disclosed in the media: Captain Underpants was significantly intoxicated and thrown in jail for his own protection because the police “had a concern that he would be unable to care for himself”. Captain Underpants was issued a fine by the police for “trespassing” onto the field of play. Thirdly, thus far no criminal charges were laid.

  6. The player was not in danger.
    The Fan was not vectoring towards the player.
    The player was not employed to secure the stadium.
    The play was stopped.

    = Assault

    • Educate yourself on the difference between assault and battery, my friend.

    • Says friend of Ass-hat.

    • Putin Probably not. Assault is a criminal law concept. It would be up to the police to charge the player with assault or battery. Unlikely outcome.

      As for civil liabilities, there are a couple of issues (1) there is a concept called voluntary assumption of risk – when the jerk ran on the field he assumed the risk of injury that might be reasonably anticipated – being knocked down and physically restrained falls within the universe of reasonably anticipated outcomes (2) reasonable application of force – if the Player had used more force than necessary to assist Security in apprehending the jerk … then there could be an argument that unreasonable force could not have been anticipated and assumed. It is unlikely that a Court would measure the amount of force required precisely or in favour of the trespasser. If the Player had picked the guy up and body slammed him .. then I like the trespasser’s case … but on the facts here … not so much. People looking for their 15 minutes of fame. The news cycle will pass on.

      • Amicus, well said and best post on this thread. Also the back of the ticket states that the Lions and BC Place are NOT responsible for any injuries or harm caused to the ticket holder as a result of any UNLAWFUL behaviour by the ticket holder.
        Captain Underpants trespassed onto the field of play which constitutes an unlawful act by the ticket holder. Hence, the Lions and BC Place are not responsible for the injuries suffered by Captain Underpants arising from his trespass onto the field.
        Simply stated: Captain Underpants chose to trespass onto the field, therefore HE is responsible for his injuries.

      • Amicus ,well put! so much bullshit all contained in one phony post its a rare gift my friend to be such a jabroni

        • Who the hell are you John, the Lawyer representing Douche Bag Captain Underpants? Seems so, judging by your ridiculous comments on this thread. Don’t you have to go to the law library to prepare your argument for Captain Underpants…you better ask for help from the senior partner in your law firm because if Captain Underpants relies on your logic, as you’ve demonstrated by your comments, he’s gonna lose; with is a good thing. Teach the scammer a thing or two hopefully about being responsible for his own behaviour – getting drunk in a public place and jumping onto the field where he should not be.

    • Only a dumbass would use a handle of one of the most reviled leaders in the world…and then support another dumbass. BTW, try that in Putin’s country, and underpants would have been incarcerated for years.

  7. He will get money, unfortunately it is cheaper to pay him off than have a trial. Nice system

    • iggy. Not really. if the guy sues and loses .. he pays the other side’s costs. And if the case is totally frivolous, the lawyer will be subject to sanction. It is a good system … not perfect. I wonder if you can propose a better one? Most stories about the justice system … which has many flaws … are urban myths.

      • Bombs Away! // June 21, 2018 at 12:08 am //

        Amicus, I don’t know where you get your information from but you are way off base. The use of force is delegated to peace officers or sworn delegates. A football player has absolutely no powers to apply force. Security also has no power to apply force. They must radio for police if force is required. Exactly where did you find the concept called voluntary assumption of risk? Not in the criminal code. If a bunch of kids come into my front yard and start playing football, I can not under the law tackle any of them.

        Urban myths your source?

        • Philski // June 21, 2018 at 2:54 am //

          Bang on. But even as a non police person the only way Young could justify his action is if he truly felt his safety was in peril, and hence a defence response was required. Don’t believe that’s the case here. And the celebration by Lion’s players after was just plain immature and stupid.

        • “Voluntary Assumption of Risk” IS a legal principle; amicus is right. Check out “Assumption of Risk” in Blacks Law Dictionary. It means legally that a person cannot recover for an injury when he voluntarily exposes himself to a known and appreciated danger.

    • Depends if the BC Lions and BC Place are protected by a Insurance Policy. If so the insurance company will likely offer a nominal settlement to Captain Underpants of between $5,000 to $10,000 dollars as doing so is cheaper then hiring a lawyer to defend the Lions and/or BC Place in a civil court.

  8. Ridersfan // June 20, 2018 at 9:49 am //

    Asshat put himself in danger and SHOULD NEVER HAVE GONE ON THE FIELD TO BEGIN WITH! sounds like the dummy got off easy.. In Edmonton, if you pull that stupid stunt, you get arrested and pay a 2,500 fine.. AND Asshat wants to sue cause he’s an asshat who should follow rules and stay off the field!

    • Bombs Away! // June 21, 2018 at 11:30 am //

      I agree with you, he should not have gone on the field. But having done so does not mean anyone except the police can cause him bodily harm unless the police want to arrest him and he refuses to cooperate. Further. assumption of risk is used in civil cases and here we are talking about the law. It certainly does not give one the right to take on the role a a peace officer.

  9. Teleology // June 20, 2018 at 10:01 am //

    Is ‘mild traumatic brain injury’ the new phrase for serious hangover?

    Strange to hear he was in hospital as according to Vancouver police” “Police said he was escorted out of B.C. Place and taken to a VPD cell “as he was unable to care for himself due to his degree of alcohol intoxication. He was released the next morning.”

  10. Jack in Hamilton // June 20, 2018 at 10:03 am //

    Cmon you guys, you know millenials these days, its not their fault what they do.

    • Diehardticat // June 20, 2018 at 10:29 am //

      True. It is always someone else’s fault What will they do when they have kids ?

  11. Bleeds Double Blue // June 20, 2018 at 10:05 am //

    It looks to me like the doofus in the blue ginch was going down, you can see him weave just before the “alleged” incident and Young was merely trying to catch him before he fell.

  12. Scottsask // June 20, 2018 at 10:07 am //

    Sad but true Jack, hope he loses and is out 30 grand.

  13. Sea of Dead // June 20, 2018 at 10:10 am //

    If this moron gets a significant cash settlement then we will see more nutballs running on the field hoping to profit for beer/drug money too! The courts need to nip this in the bud. And the Prezzler law firm showed what an absolutely slim ball outfit it is by taking this loser on as a client.

  14. This is pathetic in so many ways. Now every doofus who runs into the field of play will attempt to sue. I hope they throw this out immediately and it’s pretty sad a law firm would even take this case.

  15. Prezzler Law Firm=Ambulance Chaser. Typical of this firm to represent the fraudulent.

  16. Equine Excellence // June 20, 2018 at 10:33 am //

    Better Call Saul!

  17. If this guy get anything significant, I’ll jump on that field and take a hit at the next Lions game. Haha

    • Tiger man // June 20, 2018 at 11:02 am //

      And that’s the danger of this moron winning…should he get any money..you can just imagine the hordes streaming off the sidelines just begging for a smackdown…

  18. The solution to the risk of the Lions being sued when a douche bag runs onto the field of play during a game is for BC Place to sue the Douche Bag “10,000.00 for trespass. This would solve the problem of any douche bag running onto the field and cover at least a part of the legal fees if the Lions are sued. If “Captain Underpants” had run onto the field during a Whitecaps game would a Whitecaps player given him a “smack down” if the douche bag runs by him or would the Whitecaps player let him continue to run on the field?

  19. Lions and TSN need to sue him for lost revenue and delay of game. They both will have lawyers on retainer already. Kid started the litigation game, let the big guys finish it.

  20. If it gets as far as a court, lawyers defending the team and player will have a good argument that the brain issue occurred prior to the incident. Likely long before.

  21. Tiger man // June 20, 2018 at 10:59 am //

    Not sure who is the bigger fool…the one that ran on the field or the one taking this case…

  22. Tailgate YYC // June 20, 2018 at 11:04 am //

    Damn the world sucks today!!!! Dude should be ashamed of himself and hide his dumbass face for a while.
    Maybe his employment will ridicule him to the point of moving on. I’m a believer in Karma and No amount of money will save him from that.

  23. How can Captain Underpants who clearly has no brain (otherwise he would not have run onto the field), sue the Lions and Bc Place for a mild brain injury? The law firm is unethical for taking the case, which has no merit. Perhaps the law firms just wants to take some easy money from Captain Underpants since he will have to pay legal fees to have his frivolous case litigated in a civil court.

  24. canadianfootballfan // June 20, 2018 at 11:09 am //

    I’m not a violent guy, but this dude needs to be beaten with a 2×4. He put himself in the situation that got him hurt.

    Does anyone take personal responsibility for their actions anymore? This deflecting blame on other BS is weak sauce.

  25. The lawyer is almost assuredly on contingency.

  26. John Gallagher // June 20, 2018 at 11:16 am //

    What a wimp. Got what he deserved

  27. A $115 fine for going on the field? Some stadiums charge $5000 fines for entering the playing field.

    • canadianfootballfan // June 20, 2018 at 11:48 am //

      On Translink, the metro Vancouver public transit service, if caught without a valid paid fare ticket you get a $170 fine.

      So it’s cheaper to run on the field at a Lions game than ride Translink without paying. That’s messed up.

  28. People, it’s not like hired a good lawyer here. He hired an ambulance chasing personal injury mill. They’re not real advocates, they are just a business that operates on the model of settling claims when they can reach the maximum return for the smallest investment (effort) possible. In this case, since being hit by a football player is a foreseeable consequence of trespassing onto the field, the claim is worth nothing and he’ll wind up owing Preszler for the disbursements they’ll spend setting up their file and ordering his hospital records.

    It’s called karma.

    • That firm advertises that there is no fee unless they win money for you. I am not for a moment arguing there is a valid case.

      • First rule of hiring a lawyer: NEVER HIRE ONE WHO ADVERTISES.

        Second rule of hiring a lawyer on a contingency fee: understand that there is no fee until a claim settles, but that does NOT include disbursements. Any fees incurred by the law firm in pursuit of the claim are recoverable against the client irrespective of success (doesn’t just include court filing fees, cost of medical reports, etc … but firms will also charge photocopying fees (at a profit), fax fees (at a profit), “file opening” fees, etc).

        • I realize that – also, they could win $500 for you and then charge you thousands in fees.

  29. Paul Bomber // June 20, 2018 at 12:04 pm //

    Not my original thought, but if this joker pulls this off (and I apologize if this point has already been made) it’ll be open season…. run out on the field, try to get hurt, maybe trip over a water bottle and you too can pocket a little scratch!

    • Sadly Paul, this is the world we live in these days. 2018, in the land of snowflakes and no brain cells, where you actually get rewarded based on your level of incompetence and stupidity.

      And there is always a good bottom feeding law firm close by to aid these morons in their quest for monetary reward based on their level of dumb assery.

  30. Chris AB // June 20, 2018 at 12:45 pm //

    this looks real bad on the Lions…..the player is a punk and a POS …..the guy on the field should DEFINITELY have been kicked out, banned, whatever….NOT ASSAULTED….

    if a homeless person walks into your office and is acting odd, it does not give you license to take a baseball bat and crack open his skull

    after the thug-player left the guy motionless on the field, he had the audacity to celebrate with his team-mate

    sue the F&^% out of the team, the player and the administration who condoned the act with their silence

    SHAME on the Lions for condoning this thuggish behaviour

    • I would think there are signs at BC Place advising fans not toenterthe playing field – most offices don’t have signs saying “no homeless people allowed”. During the Super Bowl many years ago between Buffalo and Washington – a fan ran onto the field and Jumpy Geathers, a defensive lineman with the Redskins at the time grabbed the fan and held him until security caught – I was a Bills fan but I thought this was totally classy and the right way to handle the situation.

    • Bleeds Double Blue // June 20, 2018 at 2:38 pm //

      sue the F&^% out of the team, the player and the administration who condoned the act with their silence”

      You can add me to list as well since I also condone the way it was handled.

    • smartest comment yet offered

    • Steve J. // June 25, 2018 at 5:00 pm //

      The fan got exactly what was coming to him. Try reading the back of your ticket next time. It is strictly forbidden to enter the field of play. Nobody knows what, if anything, was going through this fan’s mind when he was prancing around. In today’s society, unfortunately, you have to assume the worst and hope for a peaceful out come. I guarantee you nobody will try that again at BC Place anytime soon.

  31. NO sympathy for this guy at all. You walk on the highway you’re gonna get hit by a car. This guy hadn’t hit the ground yet and he was surrounded by lawyers. He (streaker) is responsible 100% for this

  32. Your analogy is more then a little ridiculous and beats no similarity to what occurred to Captain Underpants. With your comment you seem like the kind of “wack job” whom would run into the field. Who are you really; Captain Underoants brother?

  33. Huff's Neighbor // June 20, 2018 at 1:12 pm //

    Seriously, he wasn’t hit that hard. First off, Young is standing stationary, the loser is the only one running. So he would have suffered the same fate if he ran into a lamp post, or park car, as he did from Young leaning into him. What a putz.

    • BC Dave // June 20, 2018 at 7:15 pm //

      No, he took about 4 steps but he did first turn away but when the security guy started a trot and the guy ran further away from security (and it became clear the security guy was NOT going to catch him) it was THEN, Young stopped the guy’s prancing and turned to walk away to let security do their job. I work in a secure area,=. I am NOT security but if I see a guy prancing about in our area, I am not expected to ignore it and wait til security gets their act together. Security is EVERYONE’s business. Young did not engage the guy as in fight him, hit him while he was down etc. He simply stopped him with enough force to stop him til security got there (without having to hold him or restrain him further, sit on him or anything else).

      • BC Dave, I agree with you that Young simply stopped Captain Underpants with enough force to stop him until security got there (without having to hold him or restrain him). Some posters on this thread (like Edward Leslie) are suggesting by their comments that officials (such as BC Place and Stadium Security) should have allowed Captain Underpants to run around on the field (in order to avoid injury from any intervenor like Young), until they got so tired that Security could easily apprehend him. A ridiculous assertion that the best course of action would have been to allow Captain Underpants to run around on the field until he got tired in order to avoid any risk of injury to the douche bag. Perhaps he would have run around for 30 minutes before tiring (or maybe his underpants would have fallen off if he had been allowed to run around in order to enable security to soley apprehend him…LOL).

  34. True Blue // June 20, 2018 at 1:20 pm //

    So typical in today’s day and age for someone to do something stupid, do something clearly wrong and then turn around and put the blame on someone else. Our society is pathetic in many ways and the future looks grim for our kids.

  35. john gatti // June 20, 2018 at 1:30 pm //

    Everyone’s a victim in today’s world.

  36. Blue rules // June 20, 2018 at 1:45 pm //

    On a lighter note, A Winnipeg man with a sawed off shot gun in his pants, accidentally shot himself while running from police is now suking the gun manufacturer for damages

  37. Crankshaft79 // June 20, 2018 at 2:04 pm //

    So if it was the security guard that knocked him on his ass, would he still be Lawyering up?
    Security couldn’t get the guy, Young knocked him down. Security got him. Problem solved.

  38. True Green // June 20, 2018 at 2:15 pm //

    What a big liberal pussy this clown is. Young hardly hit the guy. His lawyer is nothing more than hard up sleezeball to take this case.

    • What does this have to with politics? How would you know what his politics are? I could care less about your ill-informed opinion and I could care less about but it is pretty clear that you’re not capable of keeping your stupidity to yourself.

  39. Ray Jay Johnson II // June 20, 2018 at 2:27 pm //

    I am sorry you step a football Field
    When you should be staying in the stands
    You should get BLASTED!!!

  40. Edward Leslie // June 20, 2018 at 2:33 pm //

    I disagree with most of you.
    This guy wasn’t harming anyone. It was just a slight delay in a league that has numerous momentum destroying delays for: coaches challenges, TImeouts, TD review, Field Goal Review, Convert Review, Turnover Review, Officials conference, endless penalties and fake injuries.

    I sure don’t understand all the hostility over a very minor breach of conduct. Would you guys think it’s okay if police were allowed to tackle people for jaywalking or illegal parking?

    This guy was probably over served by the beer concessions too. Look at the big picture. Sporting events are less family friendly because of the frequency of drunken louts. This is due to the greed of vendors to make the most money they can.

    • BC Dave // June 20, 2018 at 7:24 pm //

      Bad example Edward. You simply sue a ticket first but if the guy runs, you bed a cop would chase him down and when he caught him, he would not keep running beside him for another block yelling, “Please sir, I ave been asking you for a whole block here to stop/” You think the cop wold keep running beside him waiting for the guy to tire and stop so he could cuff him and then drag him back to toe cop car a mile up the road now? Besides, why would you compare a J-walker on a street to a streaker on a football field. You bet the cop wold have stopped him with force too. Not all people breaking the law are :harming” anyone but that depends on your definition of ‘harm’ too.

    • Tailgate YYC // June 21, 2018 at 12:01 pm //

      Edward Leslie….God!!! Do you hear yourself???? You are blaming everyone else but the F-Tard!!! He ran onto the field during a game!!! In this day and age with all that is going on with the attacks on innocents, even just running on the field needs to be taken serious. Because of this one dumb ass loser more unnecessary and restrictive changes will have to be made.
      P.S No one is over served!!! We are all responsible for our own actions. We and only we make that decision to have just one more. Blame where blame is due and stop defending those who make our lives just a little more difficult. OMAR is calling you.

  41. Edward Leslie // June 20, 2018 at 2:44 pm //

    I bet David Braley uses this lawsuit as a further excuse to delay selling the Lions.
    If you recall, he used the Arland Bruce concussion lawsuit “hanging over the organization’s head” as a crutch for not selling the team previously.
    Yet, after it was thrown out by the courts, he still was inert regarding making a move.

    The Lions team looks pretty good, but what this organization REALLY needs is new hands on, involved, caring ownership. A breath of fresh air.
    David Braley needs to move on ASAP.

    • BC Dave // June 20, 2018 at 7:26 pm //

      Mr. Braley has NOTHING, ZERO to do with the day to day operations. Does not matter who writes the cheques. What matters is that they get written. Mr. Braley SAVED the Lions and essentially the league. Show some respect.

  42. My opinion is , by running onto a football field when a game was in progress shows he already was suffering from “mild brain trauma”. Just sayin’

  43. Jim Bob // June 20, 2018 at 4:10 pm //

    Just knew this was going to happen. BC staff and security messed up and Young should of stayed to hitting the opposing players only. Should be interesting how it plays out. Most likely a ” OUT OF COURT SETTLEMENT ” in the offering by the Lions.

    • The out of court settlement will be ten years of seasons tickets to the Lions since the Lions need all the fans the team can get…even Captain Underpants.

  44. Dundas dude // June 20, 2018 at 6:34 pm //

    As my brother in law says: if you’re gonna be stupid, you better be tough.

    It would certainly be enjoyable seeing this guy’s lawyer laid out on the field too.

  45. Pennyrocker // June 20, 2018 at 7:05 pm //

    Big question did the guy have brain damage before the game. He is a stupid pathetic moron to run out on the field with no pants on and deserves everything he got that night not stopping for security.

    • BC Dave // June 20, 2018 at 7:29 pm //

      LOL. Can’t sue for a pe-existing condition.

      Would have been nice if his lawyer jumped out onto the field trying to recut him ‘fresh’. Marcell might HAVE (not might OF) got a Twofer.

  46. BC Dave // June 20, 2018 at 7:31 pm //

    That game would have been delayed longer than the Edmonton/Winnioeg game if they had waited for security to get the guy.

  47. Edward Leslie // June 20, 2018 at 7:43 pm //

    BC Dave: The fans seemed to get a kick out of the guy running around on the field. No harm/ No foul.
    What’s next? Advocating to have a sniper on standby in case another rabbit gets on the field delaying the lightning quick pace of our three hour-plus games?? Geez.

    • Edward you seem like you have a case of “mild tramatic brain injury” judging by your many ridiculous comments and the many stupid analogies that you use…or are you Captain Underpants brother trying to defend this douche bags behaviour for which HE should be the ONLY one accountable for the stupid decision that HE made to run onto the field.

  48. Edward Leslie // June 20, 2018 at 7:49 pm //

    I’m disappointed by TSN’s handling of this dituation too.
    I suppose their thinking is “Let’s not show the guy. He just wants attention. If we show him, others will do the same thing.”

    That’s fine, but it’s also CENSORSHIP. And we see what happens with censorship too. People start saying false things like “There was a streaker on the field.” If he was a streaker, that would mean he was wearing NO CLOTHING. He was wearing some clothes, so that’s inaccurate.

    • I think the TSN commentator used that term. I was shocked to see video later – if he was totally nude I could see them not putting the camera on him – most of us don’t want to see that!

      • Actually it has been policy for a long time now not to show streakers at CFL games. I remember when it occurred at almost every CFL game. The league and the broadcast partners agreed that to stop the practice, don’t give the streaker any air time (so no reason to do it if you aren’t getting your 15 minutes of fame).

        • Don’t think any sport has ever shown it except for baseball when there was a stripper that ran on the field to kiss her favourite players.

  49. The real problem is that its not the lions job to stop people from running on the field, its securities job to do it, there fore he can actually sue as dumb and inept as it is, say i was a shopper at some store and i nailed a loser for shoplifting and nailed him on his ass, he can sue me for it. its the same thing. and thats just stupid.

  50. the guy must be a soccer player

  51. Edward Leslie // June 20, 2018 at 9:37 pm //

    Ryan: I fail to see what’s so stupid about it at all.
    Are you suggesting,with your example, that it’s fine for somebody to use brutality against a shoplifter because he’s stealing a loaf of bread?!
    Now THAT is stupid… and heartless.

    • No i said the system is stupid for not allowing people to assist those who need assisting, its why innocent people get charged.

  52. Edward Leslie // June 20, 2018 at 9:43 pm //

    So much negativity about this alleged streaker.
    The Lions didn’t attract a very big crowd for the game. Maybe they can turn this negative into a positive.
    My suggestion would be to allow one fan at each game to run out on the field and try and avoid getting nabbed by security for one minute. If he (or she) succeeds, they win season tickets.
    Then they could win a car if they can avoid getting tackled by a couple of players from the Lions.
    It could be called “Run the Gauntlet”. It would be a hell of a promotion.

    • BC Dave // June 21, 2018 at 7:30 pm //

      Excellent Idea Edward, it that is what the fans really want to see, BUT, it would have to be a CONTROLLED contest during a TV timeout or half-time. It can’t be some dip stick running out onto the field during the game whenever he feel like it. There is a HUGE difference between the two. Personally, I have to wonder about people who get a bigger kick out of watching another Captain Underpants being chased by security who cannot run than Solly sacking a QB for a huge loss. It’s your buck to get in the gate though so whatever floats your boat I guess.

  53. If Captain Underpants climbs up a Hydro pole to steal copper wire and he electrocuted himself, should his family be entitled to sue Hydro for failing to install a sufficient barrier to prevent a trespass up the hydro pole from occurring. Of course not. The same principal applies in this case. Captain Underpants is responsible for his own injuries due to the fact that he trespassed onto the field. What if he had been tackled by security in order to enable security to apprehend Captain Underpants and Underoants suffers a concussion or other injury. Captain Underpants was running around on the field to avoid apprehension. It does not matter that Young pushed him down into the field so that he could be apprehended by security. Captain Ynderpants is thus responsible for his own injuries.

  54. That dude is a moron. Plain and simple. He got what he deserved. As others have mentioned, all the other fans should sue him for interrupting the game they all paid to see. Screw him.

  55. Edward Leslie // June 21, 2018 at 7:32 pm //

    LF4L:
    You have no proof that he has risen to the rank of a captain.
    He was no threat to anyone either, so Marcel Young’s actions crossed the line IMO.
    So I hope Private jockeyshorts sues Young for his aggregious conduct.
    At the very least, he should have his one year ban overturned, be invited back for the next home game AND receive a public apology on the 55-yard line
    from Mr. Young. Lastly, he should be allowed to stand on the sidelines with the Lions and watch the game… in his underpants if he wants.

    • LIK…I agree all should be forgivenven. Capt (or should I say Prvate) Underpants and Young should kiss and make up at the 55 yard line at half-time…the Private should only be wearing his underpants of course…LOL.

  56. Capt’ Underpants Lawyers statement: “Contrary to some news reports, our client was never arrested or taken to jail.” The Van Police issued a statement that he was taken to jail for extreme intoxication. Arrested and later released. He could have bumped his head a million times between the field and jail.

  57. Thom Laycraft // June 21, 2018 at 11:23 pm //

    This young man from Surrey was desperate for attention so Vancouverites should give it to him. In the form of putting his name and photos out on social media. Then he will see what the majority of fans thought of his little show.

  58. Thom, how do you know that Captain Underpants was from Surrey? If he does live in Surrey he probably lives in Walley and that explains EVERYTHING, (as to why he ran onto the field in the first place).

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