Philadelphia Phillies slugger Bryce Harper has called out some Washington Nationals fans after September 25th’s game. He says that the fans crossed the line with their heckling during the last two innings.
“They were fine all game, talking about myself and things like that. I get it everywhere I go. That’s nothing new. But the last two innings, it’s just not right,” said Harper.
He was never specific about what the hecklers were saying but he was not happy after their 5-2 loss, which was the team’s fifth in a row.
“I’ve got 60,000 fans up in Philly that appreciate me as a player, appreciate me as an individual and my family,” said Harper.
Harper is no stranger to Nationals fans. He played his first seven years of his MLB career with the team. The former National League MVP signed a 13-year, $330 million contract with the Phillies this offseason.
The Washington Nationals have clinched an NL playoff spot, whereas the Phillies have been eliminated from postseason contention.