Oakland A’s fan from viral video accepts apology from the Yankee fans who doused him with beer

 Via Earshot Media


It’s not over yet.

Johnny Spencer, the Oakland-born Athletics fan (and Brooklyn indie/punk band drummer) who was doused with beer by Yankee fans rubbing in the Wild Card Game loss. The video of the event went viral, with everyone from the A’s themselves to Billie Joe Armstrong showing support for the Bay Area native.

On Thursday, the Yankee fans who poured the beer out on Spencer reached out via social media asking if they could meet and apologize in person…and, of course, buy him a beer. The Oakland native, in positive news of the day, accepted.

Earlier this week, the Oakland Athletics reached out to make sure Spencer was properly suited up after the incident. Green Day’s Billie Joe apparently has known him “since middle school,” and requested on Instagram that his followers simply “show him some love.”

Spencer told Earshot Media, “The two guys that threw the beer at me, Chris and Alex, reached out earlier today on social media. They apologized for throwing the beer and offered to meet up tonight and buy me a drink. I said yes. I harbor no ill will and was glad they contacted me. We met up in Bushwick and laughed about it and had a good time drinking and trading stories about baseball and life.”

He also tweeted some Oakland pride: “That’s me!! Never been more proud to be an A’s fan. Born and raised in Oakland but living in Brooklyn now. Sad my Chavez jersey got covered in beer but it was so worth it! Y’all are the best!”

Check out how the story unfolds below.

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