Drunk Umpire Forcibly Removed From Field After Flipping Off Fans
An umpire in Mexico was seemingly removed from a baseball game after giving fans the middle finger. Security and others at the game had to forcibly take the umpire off of the field after the rest of the crew determined that he was drunk.
It's not every day that you see the umpire of a baseball game be ejected, but that seems to be exactly what happened to this umpire in Mexico. Video of the umpire being removed from the field and also flipping the middle finger to fans in the stands is going viral on social media.
See the video for yourself on Twitter via @JomboyMedia below.
An alternate angle of the umpire being removed from @GermanIcedoo below.
See some fans capturing the umpire actually flashing the middle finger to the large crowd here.
Let's be real here, folks. The game of baseball can be a bit slow. As a spectator, there is nothing better than enjoying a couple of cold ones while enjoying a nice day at the ball park. It seems like this umpire wanted to take park in the game-day festivities as well.
See some reactions to the video from Twitter below.
Now, there is a difference between having a couple of cold ones and straight up getting hammered at work. In my estimate, there was some sort of tailgate or pre-game happening and this umpire made a stop by. Things must have gotten out of hand, as he seemed to even be struggling to balance as he strutted around the diamond.
Baseball has been doing all kinds of things to attract new fans to the game in order to compete with the likes of professional football and basketball. If baseball really wanted to create chaos that could also couple as added entertainment for fans, have the umpires take a shot every couple of innings and let the hilarity ensure. From the reactions of the crowd at this game, folks definitely seemed to enjoy the peculiar scene.