Chicago Cubs Fan Dies After a ‘Trust Fall’ off Pole Goes Wrong
It’s not every year that the Chicago Cubs have a chance of winning the World Series, as they hadn’t been there in 71 years. But for the first time in 108 years, the team finally captured the title when they defeated the Cleveland Indians in Game 7.
Cubs fans everywhere rejoiced and 5 million people took to the city in celebration of a monumental accomplishment. The most disturbing part of the celebrating was the people climbing tall objects only to fall backwards hoping complete strangers would catch them. It’s called a ‘Trust fall’ and it ran rapid throughout Chicago after the Cubs won.
Cubs’ fans trust fall game (via riles_is_poppin/Instagram) https://t.co/cnBjEw8BfY
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 3, 2016
Unfortunately for a sophomore at the University of Iowa, his life came to an end after a trust fall went terribly wrong.
“A University of Iowa student who fell last week from a light pole on the Iowa City pedestrian mall while celebrating the Chicago Cubs’ World Series win has died. Kyle Leeney, 21, died Monday afternoon, according to Mike Hensch, administrator of the Johnson County Medical Examiner Office. The medical examiner’s office has not certified the death, so the cause of death has not been released, Hensch said. The fall occurred on the night of Wednesday, Nov. 2. In a video posted on Twitter, Leeney can be seen climbing a light pole and falling outside DC’s Sports Bar on the ped mall.”