An autograph seeker who admits he’s asked George Brett on nearly three dozen occasions and gotten at least 15 signatures took the brunt of the Hall of Famer’s frustration this week and now the entire incident has gone viral.
“At the airport, he came up to me walking through the terminal,” Brett told MLB.com. He asked me, ‘Would you sign this for me?’ I said, ‘No. I’m done. I told you before, I’m done.’ After he repeatedly came up, my temper was getting a little off and finally I did sign. And I told him, ‘No more, I’m done. I never want to see you again. That’s it.'”
As Farrens recorded him on his cellphone camera, the 60-year-old Brett unleashed a profanity-laced tirade and told Ferrens “If I ever see you (expletive) again, I’m going to shoot your (expletive) ass, do you understand?”
By late last night, Brett was apologizing for flying off the handle at Farrens who he said had been “stalking” him but said he was tired from his flight and frustrated over signing multiple autographs for the same person, likely for profit.
By Thursday morning, the video and the story were on TMZ.com, Deadspin and several mainstream media outlets but the story originated with KCTV in Kansas City which sorts out the whole ugly mess:
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