Editor’s note: Welcome to another installment of “Spotted,” where we shine a light on lacrosse spotted in unexpected places, such as on TV, in a movie, or even in real life. Be sure to drop us a line if you spot the beautiful sport of lacrosse in a place you didn’t expect.
On July 2nd, Nick Silvestri and his family went to see Broadway’s “Hand of God.” What happened during the play, is quite ridiculous. Nick decided to get on stage and plug his phone in to charge it. Security came and took his phone. That’s not even the worst part, his phone didn’t even get to charge because the outlet was just a prop.
Don’t worry, security allowed Nick to watch the remainder of the show and get his phone after from the stage manager.
According to multiple news sites, Nick is a lacrosse player at Nassau Community College, but when you look at his school’s roster, his name doesn’t appear anywhere. If anyone knows Nick and if he even still plays lacrosse or not, I’d love to know.
If Nick isn’t a lacrosse player, then why would people jump to that conclusion? It doesn’t seem to make sense. If there is any way to tie a negative story to lacrosse, people tend do it. As soon as lacrosse gets attached to a story a news story, it starts to blow up likely because of the frat/bro culture ( and their typical lack of common sense) associated with the game.
Even if it turns out that Nick is a lacrosse player, that shouldn’t be a reason for this story to gain publicity. It is funny that a person actually got up onto a Broadway stage but why does it matter that he is a lacrosse player? He played lacrosse at one point in his life but that doesn’t define him as a person.
There is also an apology from Nick that explains his thoughts and why he thought it was okay to plug his phone into the outlet. Why would anyone mind? C’mon, he was just making sure he could continue to chat it up with the ladies.
Many others are reacting to this as well. Check out some of the comments below.