In Monday’s game against Oakland, Tigers outfielder Tyler Collins misplayed a fly-ball that he lost in the lights.
After misplaying the ball, Collins received boo’s from the home crowd. This, I find a little strange to begin with. As home fans, your job is to support your team. He made an error while they were up 6-0. So what? He lost it in the lights. It happens.
While Detroit fans continued booing, Collins made a gesture that wasn’t exactly too kind. He flipped off everybody in attendance.
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) April 26, 2016
As you can see, Collins is just extremely pissed off. He’s probably wondering why he’s being disrespected by his home crowd. Although, I don’t completely agree with Collins flipping the bird to everyone. He should have just let the boo’s fly over his head and carried on with the game. I wasn’t offended in any way by this gesture to be honest. Many people are probably freaking out, trying to get this guy to pay a fine, which he probably will end up doing. But come on. It’s one thing if he was playing in Oakland, but his home fans were booing him. That’s not exactly a comfortable feeling.
To wrap up, I’m not against Collins in this situation. He was in the wrong, but so were the fans. I could see if it was a close game, maybe. But 6-0 Detroit? Seems a little weird to say the least.