Sports Fans Who Got Infamous Overnight

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Sports Fans Who Got Infamous Overnight
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For the average person, life as a sports fan is a mostly passive experience. Screaming at the television, eating a variety of awesomely horrible snacks, doing 'the wave' and dishing out high-fives, that's how most of us get in on the action.

Your status as "person unknown" is not something to fret over—trust me

When you're suddenly elevated from nobody to somebody, especially on the wafer-thin merit of just being a fan who did something to make headlines, you suddenly run the risk of transforming from person unknown to persona non grata.

While not always the case, fans that find themselves living their 15 minutes of fame are doing so because they just did something stupid. Or crazy. Or stupid and crazy. 

Whether fueled by booze, a natural inclination towards mischief or something much stranger, an exclusive circle of fans have crossed that line and emerged infamous overnight. 

Here are 15 such fans. 

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