—by Sherrilynn "Sheba" Rawson
Tonight we have a midweek match thousands of miles from home. In spite of the time and location, the Timbers Army will be out in force. The East Coast Platoon and other travelers will be supporting our boys in the stands with songs and chants in record numbers for a Wednesday night in New England. You'll hear them singing, you'll see them cheering. One thing you won't see, however, is this overhead banner in the stands.
Today, the day of the match, the Revs FO refused entry to this apparently horribly offensive banner:
Was there a size restriction? Nope, not specifically. The Revs FO didn't give any specifics on dimension restrictions, and in fact stated that they "try to allow for supporters groups to bring in larger banners."
Was it in violation of MLS standards? Nope. In spite of the fact that they've been marketing this match as one where they play MLS Cup winners Portland Timbers, and in spite of the fact that the Revs FO admit that the poster doesn't violate any MLS content rules, they still won't allow it into the stadium.
Apparently being five times a bridesmaid and never a bride makes one very thin-skinned and grumpy.