Today will be fun.
As Bryce Harper gets ready to return to his old stomping grounds in Washington D.C. today, it appears that even the D.C. mayor, Muriel Bowser, is prepared for a reckoning.
In a since-deleted tweet, Mayor Bowser posted a photo on her Twitter page that depicted Harper as the Revolutionary war traitor, Benedict Arnold.
For a very brief history lesson, Arnold was famous for switching sides during the Revolutionary War after allegedly not receiving the recognition he thought he deserved for the American side. It appears that Mayor Bowser is deeming Harper a traitor by editing the image to reflect Arnold’s likeness.
The photo even has “Benedict” crossed out with “Bryce” written in instead.
Though the tweet was deleted, we will be keeping the screenshots as a receipt. If this says anything, even political figures in Washington won’t be welcoming Harper today at the ballpark.