George Brett goes off on autograph seeker: ‘I’m gonna shoot your f—ing ass’ (Video)
MLB Hall of Famer George Brett lost his patience with an autograph seeker when his flight arrived at Kansas City International Airport on Wednesday. The man who was looking for the autograph, Brandon Farrens, recorded the exchange on his phone.
“This is the f—ing last time,” Brett told Farrens while reluctantly signing. “If I ever see you f—ing again I’m gonna shoot your f—ing ass, you understand? This is the last f—ing time. Ever.”
In an interview with KCTV5 in Kansas City, Farrens admitted that he has asked Brett for his signature roughly 35 times and gotten it about 15. He considers himself an autograph collector and has sold Brett’s signature in the past.
“All he had to say was, ‘no’ or ignore me,” Farrens said.
Farrens could be heard in the video swearing back at Brett. When the Kansas City Royals legend walked away, Farrens called him an “a–hole.”
Toby Cook, a spokesman for the Royals, told KCTV5 that Brett regrets his usage of profanity and the tone of the encounter but not the message. He wants to be left alone by the fan, who Cook says has been “relentless” with his demands.
The real mistake Brett made, in my opinion, was telling Farrens he was going to shoot him. Other than that, you can understand why he was angry and used profanity. Autograph seekers can be incredibly annoying. It comes with the territory of being a Hall of Famer, but it seems excessive for the same fan to seek an autograph nearly three dozen times. Everyone has a boiling point.
H/T With Leather