As if Braves fans couldn't stand anything Bryce Harper does already (besides strike out).
In what might have been a response to being booed all night at Turner Field, the Nats outfielder dragged his foot through the "A" logo right behind home plate as he made his way to the batters box. While it appeared to be intentional, Harper said after Washington's extra-innings win that he didn't mean to kick through dirt the logo. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Harper actually dragged his foot through the "A" before three of his at-bats.
(GIF via @cjzero)
Whether it was intentional or not, the Braves' official Twitter account felt disrespected and started a hashtag for fans to vent.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) August 10, 2014
— Troy Appel (@tdappel) August 10, 2014
— Chris Needham (@needham_chris) August 10, 2014
— Hokie Wartooth (@Hokie_Wartooth) August 10, 2014
— keithlaw (@keithlaw) August 10, 2014
Yes, the team that still does the Tomahawk Chop is worried Bryce Harper "desecrated" their logo. http://t.co/DqGBJTMkxe
— Hall of Very Good™ (@HOVG) August 10, 2014
Braves fans didn't "#RespectTheA" when they threw trash onto Turner Field. Can't believe I'm saying this, but lay off of Harper.
— Andy Bedingfield (@aNdY_Be3) August 10, 2014
— Danny (@recordsANDradio) August 10, 2014
To anyone crying #RespectTheA , I submit this. You are the same classless people who boo this man, and cheer when he is injured ..
— William H. (@EmbersToAsh) August 10, 2014
Harper completely avoided the logo on Sunday night.