Rudy Giuliani attends Yankees fan event as Donald Trump’s ex-lawyer and former New York Mayor signs autographs and poses with supporters… despite ‘boycotting’ the team over their support for BLM
- Giuliani claimed last summer that he had been boycotting the Yankees for years
- But on Sunday, the former NYC mayor found time to meet with many of the team’s supporters
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Donald Trump’s former lawyer Rudy Giuliani attended a New York Yankees fan event on Sunday, despite claiming to have boycotted the team for years over their support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
Giuliani, who served as mayor of New York from 1994 to 2001, revealed last summer that he boycotted the Yankees because of their stance on BLM – the political and social movement designed to combat racism.
Having also distanced himself from the LA Dodgers over their ‘Pride Night’ invitation to a drag troupe satirizing nuns, which he declared a ‘war on Christianity’, the 79-year-old said: ‘I have it with the Yankees did when they supported Black Lives Matter.
“Sorry, I love my country more than baseball.”
Although steered away from Yankees Stadium because of the BLM movement, Giuliani still found time to pose for photos and sign autographs at a Yankees fan event in New Jersey on Sunday.
Donald Trump’s former attorney, Rudy Giuliani, attended a Yankees fan event on Sunday
Giuliani, who served as mayor of New York from 1994 to 2001, revealed last summer that he boycotted the Yankees because of their stance on Black Lives Matter
The American politician is a longtime ally and ex-lawyer of former US President Donald Trump
After being invited to ‘Pinstripe Pride 2024,’ which also featured former players Goose Gossage, Wade Boggs and Bernie Williams, he mingled with both Yankees greats and fans at the American Dream Mall in East Rutherford.
Giuliani, a longtime ally of former US President Trump, grew up in Brooklyn and became a Yankees fan through his father, despite living closer to the Dodgers’ former home stadium.
“During my eight years as mayor, the Yankees won four World Championships,” the American politician and lawyer, who appeared at the Yankees event courtesy of sports memorabilia giant HallofFameSignings.com, said Sunday. ‘Their revival happened at the same time that New York went from a place considered impossible to govern to the leading example of Urban Renaissance.
“The Yankees, as well as the Mets and all of the New York sports teams helped greatly to rebuild the city after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. I will always have a special place in my heart for these guys and this team. ‘
In December, Giuliani declared bankruptcy after being ordered to pay $148 million in a defamation lawsuit over lies he spread about two former Georgia election workers who improved their lives with racist threats and harassment.
The damages ruling followed emotional testimony from Wandrea ‘Shaye’ Moss and her mother, Ruby Freeman, who tearfully described being the target of a false conspiracy theory pushed by Giuliani and other Republicans as they sought to impeach then-President keeping Trump in power after he lost. the 2020 election.
Giuliani found the time to sign autographs at a Yankees fan event in New Jersey on Sunday
He also posed for photos with a number of fans after appearing at Pinstripe Pride 2024
Giuliani recently declared bankruptcy after having to pay $148 million in a defamation lawsuit
There was an audible gasp in the courtroom as the jury foreman read aloud the $75m award in punitive damages to the women. Moss and Freeman were each awarded about $36 million in other damages.
A group of people and businesses who say Giuliani owes them money gathered virtually Friday for the first court hearing since he declared bankruptcy.
During a two-hour Zoom hearing, a lawyer for Giuliani told a U.S. bankruptcy judge that the former New York mayor does not have the funds to pay the $148 million he owes election workers for spreading a conspiracy about their role in the 2020 election. Others with claims against Giuliani should expect to wait as well.
“There is no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow,” said the attorney, Gary Fischoff, noting that Giuliani makes his living as a radio and podcast host while dealing with a wide range of ‘ financial issues’.