Sleeping Yankees fan lawsuit seems destined to backfire

A Yankees fan caught on camera snoozing during a game is now suing ESPN, Major League Baseball and the Yankees for $10 million.

Twenty-six-year-old Andrew Rector fell asleep at a Yankees-Red Sox game back in April and was on the receiving end of more than a few jokes.

The suit claims the sleeping fan faced an avalanche of "disparaging words" after the announcers had some fun at his expense. The suit lists words like "stupor," "fatty" and "stupid." 

The lawsuit itself is now the subject of Twitter mockery. One user said it "makes me feel bad for being an attorney." A Wall Street Journal writer tweeted "Because everybody knows the best way to stop online ridicule is to file a ridiculous lawsuit."

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