Bryce Harper ironically saw his chances of making the postseason end because his current team lost to the team that originally drafted him. Unfortunately, the biggest story involving the All-Star outfielder is centering around the comments he received from his former supporters.
During the eighth inning of Wednesday’s game, Harper was heckled by a group of Nationals fans. He told the media that a few of the comments made crossed the line.
Harper has dealt with hecklers from the moment he entered the MLB. After all, he’s the most polarizing player in the league.
The issue for Harper this time around was that Washington fans allegedly made comments about his family.
His wife, Kayla Harper, went on Twitter to shed light on what took place on Wednesday.
“When you bring his son or family into it, yes you’re crossing a line,” Kayla Harper wrote on Twitter. “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.”
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
Harper admitted after the game that he understands he’s going to be heckled, but you shouldn’t bring his family into it. He added that he’s happy in Philadelphia.
“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 as a player, appreciate me as an individual and my family, as well,” he said.
“I owe a lot to those people up there in Philly because they show up for me every single night and they’re there to cheer us on and boo us and keep us going as a team and as individuals as well. I’m looking forward to the next 12 years. Can’t wait.”
The Nationals, meanwhile, are set to play in the Wild Card game on Tuesday night.