'Makes me mad': The 'infuriating' photo that's angered America

Sam Goodwin
Sports Editor

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.

The kid was playing on his phone instead of watching the World Series. Image: Darren Rovell

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!”

The boy was playing popular game Clash Royale, with the game’s official Twitter account tweeting: “When Clash Royale is life.”

Social media users were less than impressed by the photo, with the vast majority pretty taken aback.

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.

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