First off, I’m all for good trash talking between rivals, but when it comes to using the event of a lifetime for a 5-year old battling leukemia to trash talk your rival, then you have crossed a line.
For those that are not aware, San Francisco was turned into Gotham City for a day, thanks in part to lots of volunteers and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. They granted a 5-year olds wish to become Batkid. He got to save the damsel in distress and take down the Penguin, Riddler and more. Basically for a couple hours thousands made this kid’s dream come true.
The sad part is it took only one tweet from a Seahawks fan to ruin the mood. Chris Stearns whose twitter handle is @stearnsseattle responded to a tweet from Bay Area writer Kyle Bonagura whose has been providing updates on Batkid. Kyle tweeted this
— Kyle Bonagura (@BonaguraESPN) November 15, 2013
and then Chris Stearns responded with this.
Stay Classy Chris Stearns. Again I’m all for trash talking rivals, but when it comes to an event like this keep those snide comments to yourself.
Oh and for those that would like to know more about Chris Stearns. He is a Navajo Native American lawyer and former two-term chair of the Seattle Human Rights Commission. I have to say the Seattle Human Rights Commission must be proud.