Everyone knows that St. Louis Cardinals fans are racists and bigots, so it wasn’t surprising to see such a fiery response on Friday when Jason Heyward announced that he was leaving The Best Fans in Baseball™ and Baseball Heaven™ to play for the rival Chicago Cubs.
Here’s a collection of some of the vitriol hailed at Heyward’s way on Twitter.
@JasonHeyward Thanks for a great season in StL. You’ll be missed. Sorry to see you go.
— brandon black (@brandon_black) December 11, 2015
Haven’t seen one Cardinal fan on my TL upset with Heyward. I’m not. Wish him well. Great player. Total fail by front office.
— Aaron Jones (@jonez21) December 11, 2015
Thanks for a fun year, @JasonHeyward. Bummed about your decision but best of luck in Chi. I mean that with the utmost sincerity.
— Rob (@SchmittRobSays) December 11, 2015
So Jason Heyward gone? I wish him well. I guess. 😔
— W. E. B. Dab Bois (@BarackOMamba) December 11, 2015
Not too upset about Heyward. Wish him well. Really want Alex Gordon. #StlCards
— Marc A. Weakland (@manmademonster) December 11, 2015
To all my Cubs friends: enjoy Heyward. He’s a fun player. Good luck in 2016.
— Dan (@bookowl) December 11, 2015
Jason heyward thank you for being here and having a great year as a cardinal. Good luck in Chicago.
— matthew treadway (@matthewtreadwa2) December 11, 2015
Thank you Jason Heyward its been real good luck in Chicago #GoCards
— Malcom_UpThe_Middle™ (@Mdavis_60) December 11, 2015
Well Card fans. I look at it this way. Heyward spent a year with us. If he chooses another team due to money etc, then fine. Go. Good luck.
— jacqueline conrad (@jhadleyconrad) December 11, 2015
Man, get a grip, Cardinals fans.