When the New York Yankees announced they would be discontinuing print-at-home tickets, fans were displeased.
When the Yankee's Chief Operating Officer Lonn Trost attempted to justify the ticketing policy change, they became downright furious.
"The problem below market at a certain point is that if you buy a ticket in a very premium location and pay a substantial amount of money," Trost explained. "It's not that we don't want that fan to sell it, but that fan is sitting there having paid a substantial amount of money for a ticket and [another] fan picks it up for a buck-and-a-half and sits there, and it's frustrating to the purchaser of the full amount."
Shockingly, it only got worse from there.
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"Last Week Tonight"host John Oliver, who counts himself among those unhappy with the Yanks' desire to keep their stadium stacked like a borderline feudal system, tore into the Bronx-based team in a no-holds-barred style rant about their elitist nonsense.
"There is only one thing we can be absolutely sure of this season," Oliver wound up before delivering the pitch. "And that is the Yankees will continue finding ways to be the biggest elitist a**holes in all of sports."
The comedian then went on to explain his way of getting back at the team: Oliver is offering a total of six Legends Suite tickets to the three Yankees home games this week for 25 cents each to people who share the best photos of themselves looking like "riff raff" who "have never sat in a premium location before" on social media.
And the public has certainly not disappointed thus far:
— caooookiecrisp (@NYCFCFANMAN) April 4, 2016
— Tommy Coyle (@TCoyle17) April 4, 2016
— HOLLY GOLIGHTLY (@BroadSwordComic) April 4, 2016
— Dani Scheinman (@tex_doscuatro) April 4, 2016
— Lyleluqu Ⓜ️ (@LyleLuqu) April 4, 2016
— Erin Fitzsimmons (@erinferdinand) April 4, 2016
One things for sure: We simply cannot wait to see who the hell will be occupying the front row at tomorrow's game.
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