A young man sitting in $5000 seats at baseball’s World Series has infuriated America after he was snapped playing a game on his phone instead of watching the action on the field.
The youngster had incredible front-row seats as the Houtson Astros hosted the Washington Nationals in Game 1 of baseball’s showpiece event on Wednesday.
However he didn’t seem to realise the gravity of the situation.
Sitting in seats that any baseball fan would die to have, the young man was spotted playing on his phone rather than watching the game.
American sports betting expert Darren Rovell tweeted the image, writing: Astros Hat: $25, Alex Bregman Jersey: $125. Front row World Series ticket: $5000, Getting to the next level in a video game: Priceless!”
Astros Hat: $25— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) October 23, 2019
Alex Bregman Jersey: $125
Front row World Series ticket: $5000
Getting to the next level in a video game: Priceless! pic.twitter.com/Pws2qvZdDj
The boy was playing popular game Clash Royale, with the game’s official Twitter account tweeting: “When Clash Royale is life.”
Missing your War Day battle because you're at the World Series: Unforgivable— Clash Royale (@ClashRoyale) October 23, 2019
Social media users were less than impressed by the photo, with the vast majority pretty taken aback.
Sad.— Naveen Madala (@nmadala) October 23, 2019
This makes me mad🙃— Adam Stenson (@Adam5Stenson) October 23, 2019
This is painful. I’d kill to go to a World Series, regardless of the matchup :/— Wiffleball Tony 🇺🇸⚾️🏈🏒 (@Cardinalfan9633) October 23, 2019
How long I’d give up my phone for his seat! Breaks my heart!— Shane Sanderson (@coachsanderson) October 23, 2019
Yeah.... wasted money on that hat and jersey just to try and make him look like a fan. I would have been drooling in my seat over a WS game. Especially that view. Then again we went for the game .... back in my day ...when I also had a cell phone....and a game boy...and so on.— Jimmy's Brother (@Tortmon13) October 23, 2019
What?!?!?! Hey kid give your seats to the 80 yr old who is calling into radio stations for nosebleeds, you can play your game at home while playing game in background on TV. Do the right thing https://t.co/NJnenbgRz7— Billy Bats (@HappyNomad14) October 23, 2019
This is infuriating— Chris P. Bacon (@porkysportz) October 23, 2019
However there were plenty more who defended the kid and took aim at Rovell for calling him out instead.
Nationals take 1-0 lead
Behind a memorable three-hit performance from 20-year-old outfielder Juan Soto, it was the Nationals who emerged with a 5-4 victory in Game 1.
Soto homered, doubled, singled and even stole a base, which put him in a category all by himself.
Youngest players to hit a home run AND steal a base in the same game in ANY postseason contest— Jason Catania (@JayCat11) October 23, 2019
Juan Soto: 20 years, 362 days in 2019 World Series Game 1
Derek Jeter: 22 years, 105 days in 1996 ALCS Game 1
Gleyber Torres: 22 years, 298 days in 2019 ALDS Game 3
The victory was Washington’s first in a World Series game.
The Nationals became the first team to beat Gerrit Cole since May 22 — a span covering 25 regular season and postseason starts.
They also became the first team to score multiple runs against him in a game this postseason.
with Yahoo Sports US