Fans attending an NFL game between the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions Sunday at Soldier Field in Chicago got a little extra entertainment that was not on the bill — as in watching a guy in a gorilla suit dash onto the field.
Wearing an “All Lives Matter” t-shirt — score one for the good guys — the man was able to pick up more than 25 yards before security converged on him. In a fine display of gang tackling, five security members pounced on the man after he slid to a stop.
There was no penalty for hitting a player who gives himself up by sliding feet first as it was not clear if the gorilla was a quarterback.
A guy dressed as a gorilla wearing an "all lives matter" shirt just ran onto the field at the Bears game pic.twitter.com/QJLfuS1b1U
— Nik Gaur (@Gaur_Nik) October 2, 2016
In such polarizing times in America, it didn’t take long for some to try to use the stunt to disparage GOP nominee Donald Trump. After all, the guy underneath the gorilla suit is surely a racist.
…except it was a black man:
“Racist Trump Supporter” who stormed the field in a gorilla suit wearing an all lives matter shirt was BLACK ! @Cernovich pic.twitter.com/TLUXxXgZ3l
— Brendan J. Ryan (@BrendanRyanMAGA) October 3, 2016
For the record, the hometown Bears prevailed in a low scoring game, 17-14. But there was plenty of extra scoring on social media in response to the incident.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
@BrendanRyanMAGA @Cernovich Of course, Us crackers can’t run like that in a Gorilla suit and we know Cernovich has tried.
— badpacifist (@badpacifist1) October 3, 2016
@BrendanRyanMAGA @Cernovich Guy in a gorilla costume proclaims that the rest of us matter too, and he’s a racist?
— RainyDarkCloud (@jenidawn) October 3, 2016
@BrendanRyanMAGA @Cernovich LOL…and what’s more.. he stood for the National Anthem.
— Trump Card (@TrumpDelivers) October 3, 2016
@BrendanRyanMAGA @mkmknani @Cernovich That guy’s my hero.
— Tom Eckert (@MrEckert84) October 3, 2016
@Gaur_Nik this is legendary
— Heat Nation (@n_heatnation) October 2, 2016
@Gaur_Nik @theberg123455 I’m boycotting NFL but I could get on board with this.
— jerzeee4trump (@Jerzeee4Trump) October 2, 2016
@BrendanRyanMAGA @Cernovich liberals are retreating to safe spaces at this very moment pic.twitter.com/RuaWwctGGR
— Soul (@myLovemykniFe) October 3, 2016
@Gaur_Nik had more yards then most of my fantasy teams
— Raiders (3-1) (@ESchannep) October 2, 2016
@Gaur_Nik @Rockprincess818 No flag? He slid and they still hit him. That’s a personal foul and a 15 yard penalty
— ?Dicking Bimbos? (@_Tom_Bishop) October 2, 2016
@Gaur_Nik @tsuliena There is something right about a gorilla at a Bears game.
— The Real Bob Mayhew (@HabibHaddad) October 2, 2016
@Gaur_Nik too bad it wasn’t a Bill Clinton Rape shirt or a Hillary for Prison shirt.
— MB (@Smart4Trump) October 2, 2016
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