Packers fan loses bid to wear team colors at Soldier Field

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 31: A fan of the Green Bay Packers looks on as his team plays the New York Jets on October 31, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Packers defeated the Jets 9-0. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

CHICAGO — A Green Bay Packers fan has lost a court battle to wear green and gold on the sidelines of Soldier Field, home of the rival Chicago Bears.

The Chicago Tribune reports a federal judge on Thursday denied a request by Russell Beckman for a temporary restraining order and injunction so he could wear Packers’ attire on the sidelines during pregame warmups before the lawsuit he filed last year is decided.

Beckman has Bears season tickets. A team rewards program lets season ticket holders stand on the sideline during pregame warmups.

The Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, resident argues the Bears’ rule prohibiting fans from wearing opposing team gear on the sidelines violates his rights to free speech.

The Bears face the Packers on Sunday at Soldier Field.

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