A Green Bay Packers fan who owns a house within walking distance of legendary Lambeau Field wants to evict his current tenants for lying on their application about being Chicago Bears fans. Yes, this is for real.
The Packers fan went on The Landlord Protection Agency, a popular website for landlords, and asked if he was allowed to evict his tenants for lying on their application. If I know Packers fans well, and I should considering I am one, this could get very interesting.
The following is the landlord’s post on the site after asking if he can remove the Bears fans from the home:
I own a home in Green Bay, Wisconsin. My job took me down Lake Michigan a ways towards Milwaukee, but I do plan on living back in Green Bay when I retire in a few years, so I am renting the place out as I do not want to sell it. As you can imagine, people are VERY fanatic about the Green Bay Packers there. My new tenants lied to me on my application and are actually Chicago Bears fans! They have made this known by putting out Bears crap all over the front lawn (flags, lawn gnomes, placemats, etc.).
I have been a part of the Packers-Bears rivalry for more than two decades and I have seen some pretty wacky incidents, including watching a Green Bay fan getting thrown out of Solider Field for his own safety after holding up a shirt with a Wisconsin license plate on it reading Bears Suck. The fan was pummeled by beer, brats and everything else you can imagine as my father and I hid under our ponchos in order to avoid being hit.
However, this incident with the landlord and tenants certainly has to take the cake as the most bizarre. As a Green Bay fan, I can certainly sympathize with the landlord because I definitely would not want to rent to Chicago fans if I owned a home as close to Lambeau Field as this one appears to be. On the other hand, what exactly are the Bears fans doing that deep in Packer country?
I give props to the Chicago fans for supporting their team that close to where the 13-time World Champions reside. Maybe they just want to know what it feels like to be a part of a winner while still backing their team. The area surrounding Lambeau is certainly magical, so it is understandable why fans of other teams would like to live in it.
After doing some research, it appears the landlord is stuck with his current tenants until the lease is up. However, he could ask them to remove the Bears memorabilia from the front lawn, as most lease agreements only cover the interior space of the house while the outside is referred to as the “common area.” Of course, unless the memorabilia is causing damage, or has the potential to cause damage to the property, it might be difficult to get the Bears fans to remove it.