Die voormalige New York Yankees-speler was byderhand as kommentator vir die derde wedstryd van die ALCS-reeks tussen die Boston Red Sox en die Houston Astros. Proving that there’s still no love lost between Yankees and Red Sox fans, a group of fans positioned behind ARod decided to have some fun at his expense.
In 'n video posted on Twitter, a group of Red Sox supporters can be heard chanting Jennifer Lopez’s nickname “JLo” in a mocking cadence, clearly trying to get a rise out of him. Gelukkig, it seems that Rodriguez kept things professional and simply ignored the jabs from Red Sox fans.
In April, Rodriguez and Lopez called off their engagement in a joint statement released on the “Vandag” show at the time.
“Ons het besef ons is beter as vriende en sien daarna uit om dit te bly. Ons sal voortgaan om saam te werk en mekaar te ondersteun aan ons gedeelde ondernemings en projekte,” the duo’s joint statement reads. “Ons wens die beste vir mekaar en mekaar se kinders toe. Uit respek vir hulle, die enigste ander opmerking wat ons moet sê, is dankie aan almal wat vriendelike woorde en ondersteuning gestuur het.”
Very soon after, JLo reconnected with her ex, akteur Ben Affleck. The two have since gone public with their rekindled romance, which likely contributed to the people at the game trolling the former New York Yankee.
Affleck has been a long-time and very vocal Red Sox fan. In a past interview with the New York Times, he confessed that he bought into the rivalry as well and will therefore not wear a Yankees hat, even in a film.
“I will not wear a Yankees hat. I just can’t. I can’t wear it because it’s going to become a thing,” het hy destyds gesê (via E! Nuus).
Byvoorbeeld, in Affleck’s 2014 Fliek “Weggegooide meisie,” he wore at New York Mets hat after arguing with the film’s director, David Fincher, about wearing an NYY cap. Production was shut down for four days while the two reached a compromise.
“I really wanted it to be a Yankees cap but [inhales loudly], being from Boston and not being very professional as an actor, Ben refused to wear a Yankees cap,” Fincher said. “I mean it did not come to blows but we had to shut down production for four days.”
The Red Sox ended up winning the game against the Astros by an impressive nine runs.