I've got a feeling (woohoo) that this "LeBron James is hated in Cleveland" thing isn't going to die down for a while. It is almost as if they do not like him very much for choosing to play with the Miami Heat. After all the jerseys are burned and boos are yelled, there will still be hatred in the hearts of spurned Clevelanders. Eventually, that hatred will turn from LeBron to his fans, and it seems that's already started to happen.
Naturally, the first incident in fan-on-fan LeBron taunts — or, "LeBraunts" — took place in Cleveland. It all went down at Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians, where some bro showed up wearing a LeBron James(notes) Heat jersey. The Cleveland faithful weren't too happy with his choice of shirt. From the Associated Press:
A fan wearing a Miami Heat jersey of LeBron James drew the ire of the crowd at a Cleveland Indians game and was escorted out of the ballpark.
Fans in the left-field bleachers chanted obscenities and pointed at the man Wednesday night during the sixth inning of the game between the Indians and New York Yankees. Hundreds of fans joined in before security led the man out of Progressive Field.
As he left, some fans followed him toward the gate with more derisive chants.
Well played, Cleveland. It's a little weird that some random guy was booed so vociferously that police had to step in to escort him and his ladyfriend away from trouble, but when you're heckling a fellow human for the clothes on his back, you really have to go for it. It's common sense.
Honestly, the guy had it coming. Not only did he wear the most hated tanktop in Ohio, he also wore Dane Cook jeans and popped his jersey while he was being moved away from danger. I'm guessing what the fans were chanting was actually pretty accurate.