Matt Bellamy: World’s Worst Sports Fan

We’ve already told you how not be a good man at a baseball game, but here’s a lesson on how not to be a good sports fan.

If you don’t know the story, Matt Bellamy wore a Miami Heat jersey to a Cleveland Indians game, only a few weeks after “The King” decided to take his talents to South Beach.

Now there are a few things wrong here, in addition to the salt he dumped into Cleveland’s open wound.

One: he’s wearing Under Armour under a basketball jersey … in the summer. Two: he’s wearing a basketball jersey to a baseball game. And three: it’s a Miami jersey—and he’s in freaking Cleveland. Needless to say, Bellamy won’t be Man of the Day any time soon.

Thankfully, Indians fans berated him all game long until he was escorted from the stadium in the sixth inning. Bellamy made it onto SportsCenter, scored some national interviews, and posted some barely intelligible messages on his Facebook page. And that was that. Or so we thought.

Then, Thursday, Bellamy posted another Facebook message saying that the Heat had invited him down to Florida for an all-expenses-paid night where the team would be honoring him. It looked like another lesson-in-reverse PR from the Heat. If they wanted all of us to despise the franchise, they were doing a great job.

Alas, they’ve redeemed themselves. Late last night a team official announced that they had decided to rescind Bellamy’s invitation:

An invitation was prematurely extended to [Bellamy] prior to the approval process being completed. Once management became aware of this, it was decided that this is not something we wanted to do.

Now we can all go back to detesting the Heat for other reasons, like having a ridiculous amount of talent and a confused superstar. Let’s hope this is the last we ever hear of Matt Bellamy.


About Ryan O'Hanlon

Ryan O'Hanlon is the managing editor of the Good Men Project. He used to play soccer and go to college. He's still trying to get over it. You can follow him on Twitter @rwohan.


  1. Oh boo-hoo.

    This is one of those instances where the fans could’ve taken care of this themselves. That idiot knew what he was doing when he choose his wardrobe that day. And that means he is fully deserving of the ass-kicking that was surely awaiting him at that game. Twenty-five years ago this would not have been issue, because someone would’ve knocked him out before he even got to his seat. But now the PC, boring, mundane experience that is attending a live sporting event doesn’t allow swearing, yelling, standing or anything else that makes a game fun.

    So what ends up happening? Dipshit here gets to go on SportsCenter simply for being an ass and luckily escaping the much-deserved fan discipline he was entitled to.


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