Atlanta Braves fans booed MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred after the World Series victory over the Houston Astros, presumably over the move of the All-Star game from Georgia over the state’s voter integrity law earlier this year.
The crowds overwhelmingly booed Manfred after the game when he stepped up to the microphone to present the commissioner’s trophy, as shown in the now-viral video.
The event took place in Houston, and if it had occurred in Atlanta, the boos would have been undeniably louder and more boisterous.
Atlanta took a huge economic blow after the MLB moved the 2021 All-Star game to another location in protest of Georgias new voter integrity law, which was denounced as a racist return to Jim Crow by President Biden and Democrat activists.
“Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box,” Manfred wrote in a statement at the time. “Over the last week, we have engaged in thoughtful conversations with Clubs, former and current players, the Players Association, and The Players Alliance, among others, to listen to their views.”
“I have decided that the best way to demonstrate our values as a sport is by relocating this year’s All-Star Game and MLB Draft,” he added.
Atlanta lost hundreds of millions of dollars of potential revenue over the relocation of the All-Star Game. However, Manfred changed his tune regarding the city of Atlanta after the Braves seemed likely to win the World Series.
Atlanta played great down the stretch, did a tremendous job in the playoffs,” he told the Associated Press. “They earned their right in the World Series, and we’re looking forward to being back in Atlanta.”
“We always have tried to be apolitical. Obviously, there was a notable exception this year,” he added. “I think our desire is to try to avoid another exception to that general rule. We have a fan base that’s diverse, has different points of view, and we’d like to keep the focus on the field in the game.”
Manfred even defended the Tomahawk Chop, which has enraged woke SJW activists for years.
Following the Braves victory on Tuesday night, Rep. Drew Ferguson (R-GA) told Breitbart News that “karma caught up with Major League Baseball.”
“They caused some real harm… robbing our citizens of hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue, job opportunities, economic opportunities for small businesses. But, you know what, we got the big prize we got we got the trophy. We got the World Series, three nights of the World Series is pretty doggone good,” he said.