Browns fan faces indefinite ban for throwing beer on Logan Ryan

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The Browns have indefinitely banned the fan who threw beer on Titans cornerback Logan Ryan during Sundays game at FirstEnergy Stadium.

“This individual person’s action is not tolerated in our building as it is not reflective of our fan base or city,” the team said in a statement, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “We are currently addressing the situation internally, along with NFL Security, and we believe we have identified the person involved. He will ultimately face an indefinite ban from FirstEnergy Stadium for the unacceptable behavior, which is in clear violation for our Fan Code of Conduct.”

The fan, who the Browns didn’t identify publicly, was wearing a Baker Mayfield jersey. He threw beer in Ryan’s face after Ryan joined a pick-six touchdown celebration in Tennessee’s victory over the Browns.

A day later, Ryan tweeted about the incident and tagged the NFL, NFLPA, Browns and Titans, writing, “They can pour beer on us because we’re just athletes right? We’re just entertainment & since they purchased a ticket they can act how they want?”

He also called for punishment for the fan during an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio.

“Yeah, you know, in this day and age it’s ridiculous,” Ryan said Monday. “I understand that we play football. I understand that we’re modern day gladiators. I understand that fans feel like they can yell and say and degrade, whatever, but you know, we’re human beings. And I think in society nowadays that’s, with everything going on and everybody deserving their rights, I think as a player to hop up over the rail and to have beer splashed in your face and you’re not allowed to respond. . . .Fans are allowed to throw beer in our face and yell whatever they want to yell at us and there’s no penalty?”

39 responses to “Browns fan faces indefinite ban for throwing beer on Logan Ryan

  1. Browns’ fans are tired of losing. Though, this doesn’t excuse the fan’s poor choice to do what he did.

  2. It’s a football game in a supposedly “hostile environment” Dawg Pound stadium and you jumped into the stands right in front of the guy -it’s just a watery light beer for cripes sake, these players already have on their uniforms sweat, blood, spit, snot, grass, mud etc. If snowflake Ryan doesnt like it then here is a genius idea for him: Players stay on the field and fans stay in the stands.

  3. I’m not saying the guy deserved a beer poured on him, but did you think Browns fans would give you flowers for celebrating a Pick-6 right at the seats?

    And on a side note imho – dude should suck it up and not be a delicate little flower. You make millions for playing a childs game in a sweat soaked uni. If a little beer thrown on you is going to hurt your feelings, perhaps you should consider another vocation.

  4. jleeblitzburgh says:
    September 10, 2019 at 6:31 pm
    I’m not saying the guy deserved a beer poured on him, but did you think Browns fans would give you flowers for celebrating a Pick-6 right at the seats?

    And on a side note imho – dude should suck it up and not be a delicate little flower. You make millions for playing a childs game in a sweat soaked uni. If a little beer thrown on you is going to hurt your feelings, perhaps you should consider another vocation.

    So because he makes millions of dollars it’s ok to have been thrown on him? Human decency and respect comes first.

  5. Does Ryan get suspended for going into the stands at a visiting stadium? It isn’t allowed for this reason.

  6. It’s called the Lambeau Leap because Packers players celebrate with the PACKERS fans in their home stadium. It’s not called Jump in the other teams stands and rub their noses in it. You get the respect you show others.

  7. Here’s a thought, don’t jump in the opposing teams stands, especially the dog pound with only 1 Titan fan nearby & the rest are Browns fans. Just common sense. Indefinite ban is a little extreme, it was just beer, just ban him for a few games.

  8. I don’t condone this type of behavior, but watch the video. They were practically asking for it by jumping in the dog pound and taunting the fans. I’ve seen a lot worse as far as fan behavior goes.

  9. Some people are disgusting. Just because someone makes a lot of money, has on a sweaty uniform, and happens to be celebrating right next to you, you think it’s OK to toss your beer on him? Oh, and then you have the nerve to call HIM a snowflake for not liking beer thrown on him when YOU’RE the one upset because they’re celebrating on your turf? How is he more of a snowflake than you are?

  10. “…not reflective of our fan base or city.” Umm, except your “fan” base actually pride themselves on doing this exact thing.

    I’ve been going to Browns v. Bengals games as an opposing fan for years (as well as many other stadiums), and Cleveland has historically had the absolute worst fans when it comes to how they treat opposing fans and what they do/say to opposing teams, and they like that reputation.

    So this is exactly what your “fan” base is.

  11. Fans who go on the field fare a lot worse. Suck it up snowflake, and stay out of the stands for away games.

  12. “I think such a thing should be considered assault and come with mandatory jail time.”

    You need to retreat to your safe space.

  13. @ chicitybulls says:
    September 10, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    “So because he makes millions of dollars it’s ok to have been thrown on him? Human decency and respect comes first.”

    No, more of a commentary on the daily BS most people have to deal with in their jobs.
    I’d gladly take a beer bath on the odd Sunday for the gift of being able to play a child’s game for millions. Again, he should suck it up and be glad he’s not heading home to a trailer park after a brutal shift at the local 7-11 – His problem is totally a FIRST WORLD PROBLEM.

  14. “Players stay on the field and fans stay in the stands.”

    Perfect.

    I’ve said that for years.

    And yes, I mean that for the home teams also.

  15. Browns fan here. No place for this in any sport. This fan should be banned. I’m sick of spending good money on tickets to a game only to be surrounded by a bunch of “men” who can’t handle their alcohol.

  16. Go to an eagles game wearing a color that is not green or white.. You will get a beer poured on your head within the first 5 min..

  17. “Yeah, you know, in this day and age it’s ridiculous, I understand that THEY play football. I understand that THEY THINK THEY ARE gladiators. I understand that PLAYERS feel like they can yell and say and degrade, whatever, but you know, FANS ARE human beings. And I think in society nowadays that’s, with everything going on and everybody deserving their rights, I think as a FAN to HAVE A PLAYER hop up over the rail and TAUNT YOU in your face and you’re not allowed to respond. . . .PLAYERS are allowed to TAUNT in our face and yell whatever they want to yell at us and there’s no penalty?”

  18. Where’s the player’s fine for his violation of NFL rules? If he didn’t break the rules and jump into the stands this never happens.

  19. I saw it when it happened
    The Titans player jumped right up almost in the guys lap and taunted him.
    I’m not saying the the beer throw was right, but he kinda deserved it

  20. The fan should have a lifetime suspension and serve 1 “game day” in jail. As for an opposing player jumping up over a rail, he should be fined by the NFL for inciting. It’s OK to celebrate in your home stadium with your fans, but to do it on the road SHOULD BE A NO NO.

  21. not saying the fan was right, but he jumped into the stands of an opposing stadium to celebrate a pick six… what did he think would happen?? Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

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