Phillies fans haven’t been allowed inside Citizens Bank Park to heckle opposing players this season, but they still found a way to draw the ire of New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone.
During Thursday night’s contest between the Phillies and Yankees, Boone pulled the umpires aside in between frames to complain about a group of fans outside the stadium blowing an airhorn during his team’s at-bats. The sound could be heard on the TV broadcast as Phillies starter Zach Eflin handled Aaron Hicks, Giancarlo Stanton and Gleyber Torres in 1-2-3 fashion.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone is apparently NOT a fan of the airhorn that Phillies' fans have outside the ballpark and complained. 😂 pic.twitter.com/tafCDeqLkZ— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) August 6, 2020
They’re apparently called the “Fandemic Crew” and have attending all Phillies home games to cheer them on. Word quickly reached the group that Boone wasn’t happy with their airhorn.
The belief here is that Yankees manager Aaron Boone complained about the airhorn that #Phillies fans are blowing outside the ballpark behind Ashburn Alley. Word travels fast. "Boone, you suck!" fans yell.— Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) August 6, 2020
Considering the fans were outside the stadium, there really wasn’t much the umpires could do. It appears not even a pandemic is going to stop Phillies fans from making their presence known.
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