There is nothing more relaxing than enjoying a relaxing night out at the ballpark. Unless you’re a Philadelphia fan. The City of Brotherly Love is notorious for its short-tempered fans. That was again on display during a recent MLB game between the Phillies and the New York Mets.

An unruly New York fan was caught in footage obtained by TMZ Sports after making the trek to Citizens Bank Park to see his team take on the Phillies. After the Mets partisan did some trash-talking, a group of Philadelphia fans took umbrage. The home supporters grabbed the obnoxious New Yorker’s phone and threw it into the outfield.

Tempers flared momentarily. An elderly usher seemed to be the only security person nearby and was unable to break up the spat. Some pushing and shoving ensued as well, and the Mets fan was shoved into a seat.

The smug Mets fan continued the taunting even after his phone was whipped into the field of play. He posed for a fan who was recording the incident on their phone. As expected, the Philly faithful loved every second of it.

Fortunately, things didn’t escalate beyond that. There was some pushing and shoving, but nobody appeared to have been injured. The Mets fan got the last laugh as his team picked up a 2-0 victory.

Fans fighting in the stands has been a major problem for sports around the country. Philadelphia sets the gold standard, however. Win or lose, they’re always looking to prove that they’re the meanest and toughest of them all.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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