Young Blackhawks fan booed for saying he’s going as Mitch Trubisky for Halloween
Mitch Trubisky is not a revered sports figure in Chicago at the moment, to say the least, as the Bears quarterback’s season has gotten off to an awful start.
But who knew the vitriol in town was so intense at the moment that a child was actually booed at Tuesday’s Blackhawks game after saying he planned on going as Trubisky for Halloween?
During an intermission of the Blackhawks’ 2-1 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights at United Center, an interview with a child was aired in the arena. It did not end well, as relayed by Mark Lazerus of The Athletic.
Kid got interviewed over the PA during intermission.— Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) October 23, 2019
“Who’s your favorite Blackhawk?”
Kid: “Jonathan Toews. Because he’s the captain and he’s good.”
“What are you going to be for Halloween?
Kid: “A football player.”
Kid: “Mitch Trubisky.”
Unfortunately, video has not yet surfaced of the incident. Then again, does anyone really want to see a youngster getting jeered by thousands of fans over his Halloween costume choice?
Still, it goes without saying that Bears fans are nearing their collective wits’ end when it comes to the troubling struggles of Trubisky.
Things came to a head in an ugly manner for Trubisky in Sunday’s ugly 36-25 loss at home to the New Orleans Saints, as Bears fans — like the Blackhawks fans did to that poor kid a few days later — booed him.
Things have gotten so bad for Trubisky in Chi-Town that one disgruntled Bears fan launched a fundraiser on GoFundMe to raise the $17.1 million needed to buy out his contract. The grassroots effort, while of course meaningless for all intents and purposes, has failed to catch on with unhappy Bears backers.
One has to wonder, though, if the chilly reception the youngster received at United Center has him rethinking his Trubisky Halloween costume.