‘Shut the FU*K Up!’- Reds Outfielder Engages in Ugly Verbal Spat With Jeering Fan as Frustration Builds After 4–0 Defeat

Published 08/26/2022, 8:30 AM EDT

Players engaging in a spat with fans is a sight that people rarely get to see. But this is one of those rare incidents. Last night at Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia Phillies played against the Cincinnati Reds. There Phillies’ fans were booing the Reds outfielder Jake Fraley. However, in the fourth inning, Fraley lost his cool and got engaged in a verbal spat with one fan who was heckling him.

Fraley got traded to the Reds this season, from the Mariners in exchange for Eugenio Suarez and Jesse Winker. He also got placed on the injured list after suffering from a knee inflammation this May.


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Did Jake Fraley really say, shut the fu*k up?

While all the shouting from the people, it was unclear what the fans and Fraley were saying.

But it did look like he said“shut the fu*k up!” Apparently, it frustrated him enough. Either because of the play of his team’s game. Or one of those fans said something that Jake couldn’t control.

Apr 13, 2022; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Reds center fielder Jake Fraley (27) runs the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Cleveland Guardians during the fifth inning at Great American Ball Park. Mandatory Credit: David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

The real reason why Jake said what he did will be revealed only when Jake himself decides to let people know why he burst out. And it hasn’t happened yet.


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The exchange between the outfielder and the fans got itself on camera. And later on, the group of three fans who were taunting Fraley got themselves ejected from the match.

Did someone say something about Jake’s family?

A Twitter user, Devine, also caught a part of the exchange on camera. And according to him, some people were indeed saying stuff about Jake’s wife and kids. As a consequence, it might have provoked him to confront.

Few people also shared the reaction of a kid who was there during the exchange of words.

Some fans were in favor of Fraley. But others thought that he should have kept his cool. And that he should have ignored the mocking.

Furthermore, one of them wanted Fraley to grow up.


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No one knows whether Jake is going to come forward and explain what happened. And without proper information no one is on the wrong side of the story.

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Rakshita Madan

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Rakshita Madan is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. She is an engineering graduate and is currently pursuing her MBA from NMIMS, Mumbai. Rakshita has experience in writing for more than four years now, with one of her writings even getting published in an anthology.

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