VALLEY VILLAGE, CA – Marlins Man was absent from game 7 of the World Series Wednesday, because he feared for his safety at Progressive field. This is the first World Series the Marlins man, Laurence Leavy, misses in five years.
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Leavy received death threats earlier this year from Cleveland Indian fans for wearing a Miami Marlins jersey. The incident began when the Marlins Man attended game 6 of the NBA championships in Cleveland. The next day he went to an Indians game and that’s when fans began harassing him.
Leavy is known for wearing an orange Marlins jersey to big sporting events. His decision to not attend any World Series games was a safety concern. He believes Indian fans are still bitter that the Marlins beat them in game 7 of the 1997 World Series. Leavy decided to wear the jersey of Marlins pitcher, Jose Fernandez to honor him after his sudden death in September. He planned to wear Fernandez’s jersey to postseason games for baseball fans to sign his jersey.
Leavy vocalized his concern on social media as to why he could not attend the World Series. He said it just takes one person to ruin his life. Indian fans said to Leavy, they wish they had a gun or knife to use on him. After receiving numerous threat, the Marlins man changed his settings on twitter to where only those he follows can direct message him. He was unable to witness, in person, the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series after a 108-year drought.
By Mabelynn Capeluj.
Contributions from The Score and The Miami Herald.
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