May 21, 2022
Profar: SF fans `worst in league after ball, bottle thrown
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fans in San Francisco threw at least one baseball and a beer bottle onto the field Friday night in the direction of San Diego Padres outfielder Jurickson Profar, who called the crowd at Giants games “the worst in the league.”
Play was delayed briefly after Profar got into an exchange with fans before the bottom of the third inning.He was warming up in left field and faked as if he was going to throw a ball into the stands, then turned and tossed it into the seats along the third base line. Someone threw the ball back onto the field.
At the same time, another ball was thrown onto the field, prompting umpire crew chief Ted Barrett to walk over as Profar pointed into the stands. After a few moments, Barrett retrieved one ball and Profar grabbed the other as fans booed before play resumed.
“I tried to throw it to a Padres fan,” Profar explained. “I think he missed it and then some Giant fan caught it. When I turned around he threw it back and almost hit me. Then I threw it back and they started throwing more. The next time they threw a beer bottle.
“It’s very frustrating. You can talk whatever you want. You paid to watch the game. These guys are the worst in the league. They can talk but as soon as you try to throw stuff, that’s different.”
In the seventh, an aluminum beer bottle ended up on the field as Profar chased Luis Gonzalez’s double into the left-field corner. After the play, an angry Profar tossed the bottle aside and gestured repeatedly toward the stands.
“I was really mad. I’m a happy guy but when I get mad it’s different. That thing got me really mad,” Profar said after the game. “It’s very dangerous. I’m not watching. They can hit me in the back of the head. You can get a concussion or something.”
Profar said it was even more frustrating that at first it seemed nobody tried to curtail the fans’ behavior. Then teammate Manny Machado spoke to an umpire and a security guard.
“I think they did something after. I saw a lot of security,” Profar said.
Booed all night, Profar finished with three hits as San Diego won 8-7 in 10 innings.
“Pretty wild. It’s pretty hostile here,” Padres teammate Wil Myers said. “Every time you come play, the fans are very engaged in the game. I don’t agree with what they were doing tonight, but this is who they kind of are. Tough place to play, good environment.”
San Diego manager Bob Melvin said the fans’ behavior was “uncalled for.”
“Everybody knows that,” he said. “How you control that, I’m not sure, but for it to happen a second time wasn’t cool.”
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Fans are all saying the same thing after Gabriel Jesus scores first goal of season with wonder strike against Leicester
GABRIEL JESUS has scored his first Premier League goal for Arsenal, and fans are going crazy for it.
The Brazil international, 25, broke the deadlock just 23 minutes into the game against Leicester.2Jesus scored his first Premier League goal in superb styleCredit: Rex 2Jesus doubled Arsenal's lead shortly afterCredit: AFP
He started the attack, picking the ball up on the left before cutting inside past Johnny Evans and setting it through to Gabriel Martinelli.
The winger then passed it to Granit Xhaka, who sent it back to Jesus in the penalty area.
Jesus then stunned his teammates as he lobbed the ball over goalkeeper Danny Ward and into the top right corner, despite being marked by two defenders.
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Another added: "That is just a ridiculous finish by Gabriel Jesus."
A third said: "Gabriel Jesus is on another level."
And one Manchester United fan had their say, adding: "Gabriel Jesus – what a player! I'm jealous because he'll be the difference for Arsenal."
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The striker has now scored a total of nine goals since joining Arsenal in June.
Leicester had a penalty shout just before half time as Jamie Vardy went to ground following a challenge from Aaron Ramsdale.
But, the decision was overturned after referee Darren England checked the VAR monitor.