Padres fans are now painting murals featuring a chicken stomping on the Phillie Phanatic, possibly think they already won the World Series
At this point, Padres fans appear to believe that San Diego already won the World Series.
After cringeworthy videos of Padres fans making rap songs ahead of tonight’s NLCS Game 1, we now have the next phase in Padres fandom with a new mural currently in the works in San Diego.
Padres Fans Mural
As you can see, the mural features The San Diego Chicken stomping on the Phillie Phanatic.
And they say Philadelphia sports fans have bad taste? Cmon man. For those unfamiliar, The San Diego Chicken originated in 1974. Here’s a quick rundown from the always-trustworthy Wikipedia.
In March 1974, Giannoulas was hired to wear the first chicken suit; at the time he was a 20-year-old journalism major at San Diego State University. He was originally from Canada but had attended Hoover High School in San Diego. The Chicken’s first appearance was a KGB promotion to distribute Easter eggs to children at the San Diego Zoo.
After his first appearance, Giannoulas, a lifetime baseball fan, approached the San Diego Padres front office. “I’ll bet I could get into games free in this get up,” he thought. He was allowed to wander throughout the stands at Padres games, and if someone said “lay one on me,” The Chicken would “lay” an egg containing a prize via his leggings.
He soon took to the field and, he recalled, “discovered a side of my personality I did not know existed, almost a Jekyll and Hyde thing.” Once on the field, he demonstrated a remarkable ability to mime, joke with players and umpires, and connect with fans. Padres’ attendance, which had been the lowest in the league, doubled that summer.
The Chicken, whose antics entertained steadily larger crowds, began to add appearances at concerts and sporting events, while continuing to perform at more than 520 San Diego Padres games in a row. The Chicken also appeared at many San Diego Clippers basketball games before the team moved to Los Angeles. San Diego sports reporter Jack Murphy described him as an “embryonic Charlie Chaplin in chicken feathers”
To be honest, I thought it was a fast food mascot. That has to be the dumbest thing I have ever read and I apologize to the readers of The Liberty Line for having to learn about such an abomination.
Point being, is that there hasn’t been one game played yet in the NLCS and Padres fans are acting like they already won the World Series and defeated the Phillies. Just look at the replies to the tweet above. No one is happy about this mural and it doesn’t even matter if you’re a Padres fan or a Phillies fan. It’s simply a bad look. Period.
Maybe the hype from beating the Los Angeles Dodgers was too much for this fanbase to handle?
I have never seen a fan base get so excited over winning a NLDS series. Gross.
Regardless, any type of disrespect towards the Phillie Phanatic, commonly referred to the best mascot in all of sports, is completely unnecessary.
I would say that the Phillies can add this to the ever-growing bulletin board material that’s growing longer by the minute, but between the mural and the cringeworthy rap videos, it’s clear that Padres fans aren’t even worth the time. I honestly feel bad for them.
See you tonight, San Diego.
More on the Phillies NLCS Game 1
- Padres Fans Cringeworthy Rap Video >>
- How to beat Yu Darvish >>
- Phillies 26-Man Roster, David Robertson >>
- Game 1 Preview, Odds, Prediction >>
DraftKings Sportsbook: Bet $5, Win $200 INSTANTLY
- Sign up for a new DraftKings account
- Make Your First Deposit
- Bet $5+ On Any MLB Game
- Get $200 In Free Bets Instantly