Clown makeup sale is over in Cleveland
A clown makeup sale has been canceled in Cleveland, according to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
The event, which was scheduled to take place on Saturday, was originally scheduled for Tuesday night.
“There was a slight delay, but we’re glad it’s over,” Goodell told reporters Monday.
“I think it was the right thing to do.
We’re just disappointed that the sale went well.
It’s an event that we’ve been working on for a long time.
It was a great opportunity for the fans and for the clowns and we want to get back to that.”
The Cleveland Browns hosted the event on April 30.
It also marked the first time in NFL history that the Cleveland Browns and their mascot were part of a sale.
A Cleveland-area group called “ClevelandCrazy Clowns” had announced on Facebook that they would sell the tickets for the event, but that it was cancelled after a backlash from the community.
Fans had a variety of opinions on the event.
Some said the sale was a good move for Clevelanders and for clowns in general.
Some people took offense at the fact that the clown makeup sales were taking place outside of Cleveland.
Others were excited to see the mascots from the Cleveland Indians, who won the World Series last year.
Some took issue with the fact the clown-themed event was sold out.
“It was a horrible event, and now it’s gone,” a fan posted on Facebook.
“So sad that the best clown in the world will be auctioned off for Halloween money.”
In response, the Cleveland Police Department posted a statement Monday evening.
“The sale was cancelled at approximately 9:45 p.m. on Friday, March 23, 2017, due to a large number of attendees,” the statement said.
“At this time, we are notifying the media and other parties that we are in the process of removing the sale from the website.
As a result, all tickets for this event are sold out.”