Melton Little shows off the t-shirt he wasn't allowed to wear entering Tropicana Field.
St. Petersburg, Florida -- A Rays season ticket holder who wore a shirt with the words "Yankees Suck" to a recent game against New York at Tropicana Field was told it was offensive. Melton Little says security told him he either had to turn the shirt inside out or leave.
"I don't find it offensive at all. If I thought it was offensive, I wouldn't have worn it and taken my 8-year-old to a Yankees game," Little told 10 News.
Little says he eventually decided to leave the game, but has written a letter to the Rays saying he believes the team should re-examine its policy.
"I mean I think it's funny. I thought it was humorous. I do think the Yankees suck. I don't like them very much, but no Rays fan does."
Little has been a season ticket holder since the team's first season and says he's spent roughly $280,000 on game tickets since 1999.
A Rays spokesperson declined to comment about the situation, but did provide 10 News with a copy of the organization's policy which you can find below:
EJECTION/TRESPASS/DENIED ENTRY- The Rays reserve the right to deny entry, eject and trespass any individual from the stadium and stadium property for the following: fan interference, public intoxication, using offensive language, wearing garments with offensive language, disruptive, dangerous or obnoxious behavior, throwing objects, smoking inside the stadium, public indecency, nudity, urinating outside of the restrooms, entering restricted areas and violating laws, ordinances and facility policies.
You may also like...
Deputy arrested: Accused of whipping children on video
Bad buttering: Woman butters up roommate in a bad way
N-word gone: Cemetery removes n-word from headstones
Roundup: 60 hookers, pimps and johns busted in prostitution sting
Dash Cam Video: Suspect steals police car, crashes into truck
Drag Queens: Drag Queen pageants find home in Tampa