Internet Trolls Attack Sleeping Yankees Fan

Andrew Rector, the Yankees fan who fell asleep at a game and is suing ESPN for making fun of him, is facing a multitude of insults on social media. Not for falling asleep, but for suing ESPN.

The insults come after the New York Post reported a picture and video of the sleeping used-car salesman at the Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees game on April 14. The Post also reported that he’s suing ESPN for $10 million.

A Youtube video of Rector sleeping at the game has been viewed more than 1.3 million times and shows announcers Dan Shulman and John Kruk mocking him.

“Did he sleep through the [Carlos] Beltran homer? I mean 45,000 people stand up and cheer, and he sleeps through?” Shulman asks.

They go on to compare his weight to Kruk, a hefty former major leaguer.