Calling Out Your Team's Own Fans Is Usually A Bad Move
Bryce Harper is the latest to call out his own fans for being unenthusiastic, but lots of athletes hurl that same accusation toward the stands.By Carter Woodiel | September 7, 2015
Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is known for his brash attitude, but on Monday he may have crossed a line — by calling out the home fans.
Asked after the Nats' Monday loss to the New York Mets about the game’s atmosphere, he quipped, "I mean, [the fans] left in the seventh, so that was pretty brutal."
Yikes. It seems Harper took issue with the fans leaving the game early, including what looked like a mass exodus with their club down three in the ninth. (Video via ESPN)