A bunch of Texas Rangers fans showed their class on Opening Day by using a memorial statue as a trash heap.
A photo of the debacle went viral, prompting the ballclub to apologize in a series of tweets.
“The Rangers certainly regret and apologize for the trash that accumulated on the Rangers Fans statue at the home plate gate this afternoon,” the club tweeted at 9:22 p.m.
Several tweets followed, describing how tailgaters entering the stadium had stacked prohibited items on the statue while the ballpark’s maintenance crew scrambled to keep it clean.
“The Rangers Fans statue is a cherished component of Globe Life Park in Arlington, and the club will make certain this situation does not occur in the future,” another tweet said.
The people who should be apologizing are the lazy litterbugs who thought it was okay to stack their trash on a memorial statue rather than, say, walk to a trash can.
The statue was dedicated to an off-duty firefighter who fell over an outfield wall to his death while trying to catch a ball for his son three years ago.
After yesterday’s game, the litterbugs might as well have rejoiced by pissing on the firefighter’s grave for good measure.
On the other hand, the statue is titled “Rangers Fans.”
It’s dedicated to fans of the team.
So if the fans want to trash their own statue, I suppose it’s their right.