Something I’ve learned as I’ve aged: Nobody likes the drunk asshole at the ballgame. I can admit that there have been times in the past when I may have been that asshole. (I realize this unbelievable revelation has shocked you to the core, so feel free to take a minute.) Screaming profanities towards the field and opposing fans like it’s my GOD GIVEN RIGHT to act like this at a sporting event. It’s not.
You know what else isn’t cool to do at sporting events? Projectile vomiting all over a father and his two daughters … on purpose (‘Cause if it were an accident, we’d all understand, right?):
That fan — identified by police as Matthew Clemens — was sitting with another, unrelated group of fans who were also disciplined for acting out when he allegedly did what Vangelo describes as the “most disgusting thing” he’s ever seen.
Clemens, 21, positioned himself behind the 11-year-old’s chair, stuck his fingers down his throat and vomited on the girl and her father, police said.
“He leaned forward, he projectile vomited all over me and my daughter,” Vangelo said with a look of hurt splashed across his face.
Clemens picked the wrong person to puke on: Vangelo is a police officer, who was off-duty, attempted to enjoy a Phillies-Nats game with his daughters. As you can see in the photo, Vangelo landed at least one solid punch to Clemens’ head, which is approximatively 1,000 punches too few.