Bad for the Brand: Phillies fan celebrates New York Mets win by doing a Francisco Lindor celebration in Arizona
Tragic: A Philadelphia Phillies fan was caught on camera with Mets fans in Arizona, doing a Francisco Lindor celebration.
In the top of the ninth of New York’s July 4th game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Lindor roped an RBI double down the right-field line. Once he got to second base, Lindor directed his typical celebration to the Mets’ dugout.
Right after that happened, SNY’s cameras cut to a couple of fans imitating Lindor’s celebration. Lo and behold, one of them appears to be a Phillies fan.
Traitor: Phillies Fan Celebrates with Mets fans in Arizona
Honestly, I have to assume that Kevin Kinkead over at Crossing Broad was just being nice when only considering this a “possible violation”.
If we’re being totally honest, I have never seen something so pathetic in my entire life and that’s saying something because I’m a die hard Sixers fan.
The kid dug his own grave.
It’s hard to support anyone who’s wearing a different team’s gear than the one that is currently playing in the game you’re attending. I understand it’s a Phillies jersey and we should be happy to see fans representing The Fightins in other cities, but once you get caught on camera doing a New York Mets celebration, more specifically a Francisco Lindor celebration, you’re hurting the entire Philadelphia sports fan brand and it simply cannot be tolerated.
Don’t even hit me with “for the love of the game” nonsense.
We are talking about the Phillies and the Mets here. There’s no love lost between the two fanbases or baseball organizations. If you are actually a Phillies fan and want to attend a Mets, D-Backs game then by all means, go right ahead but you definitely don’t participate in cheering for the Mets or even worse, doing one of their players’ signature celebrations.
Can’t have it. Bad for the brand.
As for the Phillies, they have won 10 straight games on the road, which is their longest road winning streak since a franchise record 13-game streak since 1976. They are now 45-39 on the season, 2.5 games back from the second place Miami Marlins, while still 11.5 back of the Atlanta Braves in first place.
In the NL Wild Card, the Phillies are finally a playoff team, leapfrogging the San Francisco Giants who have lost four straight games for the final spot.
Taijuan Walker (9-3, 3.93) will face Zack Little in Tampa tonight at 6:40PM followed by Cristopher Sanchez (0-2, 3.26) on Thursday.