Fan Makes No. 5 on Albert Pujols’ Jersey into a Money Symbol (Picture)
Nothing can rile a fan base up quite like their star player leaving town. The most dramatic example of this sports has ever seen was probably when LeBron James left Cleveland and took his talents to South Beach. When that happened, we saw LeBron bobbleheads thrown in urinals, a dollar stores changing its prices to poke fun at King James, and even a book that was written calling him a whore. Other fans who have become upset with players for one reason or another turn to jersey burning, but it’s nice to see there are still a few original ideas kicking around out there. Check out what this Cardinals fan did with his Albert Pujols jersey:
You can expect to see plenty of these bad boys around St. Louis come April. It should be noted that the Marlins are actually believed to have been the highest bidder for Pujols, having offered a $275 million deal that could have been raised to $300 million with incentives. However, he did refuse the Cardinals’ offer which is said to have been less than what the Angels offered. We will likely never know if money was the deciding factor for Albert, but as the St. Louis Post-Dispatch showed us earlier Cardinals fans feel betrayed. A+ for this one for coming up with an original way to scold a former idol.