Bryce Harper was not happy on Wednesday evening when Washington Nationals fans were heckling him during the eighth inning of the Phillies loss down in D.C.
He even turned around and voiced his displeasure to the crowd in right field.
Harper spoke about the heckling crossing the line following the game but only hinted at verbal attacks on his family. He didn't want to get into specifics.
Kayla Harper, Bryce's wife, took to Twitter on Thursday morning to defend her husband and also call out Nationals fans for bringing the couple's 4-week-old son Krew into it.
"When you bring his son or family into it, yes you're crossing a line. Stick to your overused overrated and Harper sucks chants if you're really that loser that goes to a game to heckle someone. Phillies fans might boo him but they don't bring his 4 week old son into it. Classless," Kayla tweeted.
When you bring his son or family into it, yes you're crossing a line. Stick to your overused overrated and Harper sucks chants if you're really that loser that goes to a game to heckle someone. Phillies fans might boo him but they don't bring his 4 week old son into it. Classless https://t.co/NVj3ixyrPY— Kayla Harper (@kayyharper8) September 26, 2019
Here's what Brcye told reporters following the game, notice the fans up in Philly appreciate my family line:
"They were fine all game talking about myself and things like that," he said. "I mean, I get it everywhere I go. It's nothing new, but the last inning – it's just not right. It's just not right."
"That's part of sports," he said. "I guess that's what it is nowadays. Like I said the whole time, I've got 60,000 fans up in Philly that appreciate me as a player and appreciate me as an individual and my family, as well. I owe a lot to those people up there in Philly because they show up for me every single night and they are there to cheer us on and boo us and keep us going as a team and as individuals as well and I'm looking forward to the next 12 years. Can't wait."
It's an unfortunate event that comes near the end of a disappointing season for the Phillies in which Harper performed well individually in his first season in his new city.
Our Phillies beat writer Jim Salisbury has more on the incident with fans in Washington.
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