Watch: John Oliver Blasts NY Yankees Over ‘Elitist’ Ticket Policy


On Sunday’s “Last Week Tonight,” host John Oliver took on the New York Yankees after their COO Lonn Trost defended a new ticket policy that Trost said will protect the premium fans from sitting near a fan who has never sat in a premium section.

The new ticket policy prohibits tickets from being printed at home, thus fans cannot resell their premium tickets for less than face value.

Oliver said the policy means “the Yankees will continue finding ways to be the biggest elitist a–holes in all of sports.”

He then offered up Legends club tickets that “Last Week Tonight” purchased to fans who would dress like they did not belong in the premium seats, selling them for only 25 cents. The fans just have to tweet him pictures of what they would be wearing.

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