This is one crazy world we live in, huh? We are now living in a world where people can sue a restaurant over spilled coffee, a surfer can sue another surfer for "taking his wave" (luckily that case was dismissed because they were unable to put a price on pain and suffering), and now Fireman Ed is being sued. Now you are probably wondering how a legend as beloved as Fireman Ed can be sued, and what could he possibly have done wrong. Well, he is being charged with simple assault. Now you are probably wondering what simple assault is, well I will tell you; it is simple violating some one's personal space or touching them without intent to injure them.
On August 16, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium during the Jets, Giants preseason game with just over three minutes left in the first quarter this occurred:
So first off, that Giant's fan, Christopher Black, is a disrespectful idiot. You do not mess with a sports ritual as sacred as Fireman Ed's J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS chant. Second off, the first time "Ed" pushed him away he should have taken the hint and went back to his seat. These charges are ridiculous, what are we in Kindergarten? Teacher, teacher, Ed pushed me. That is all this case is, luckily Ed's legal fees are being paid for by Peter Grandich, a self-proclaimed Jets and Giants fan who owns Trinity Financial Sports & Entertainment Management Co.
So kids, the moral of the story is don't touch Christopher or he's tellin'.
By: Jason Gieser