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Justin Verlander flips off Philadelphia fans in viral video

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Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros went full villain as they arrived for Game 3 of the World Series.

Video went viral of the Astros star Verlander giving Philadelphia fans the one-fingered salute as the Houston team bus pulled into Citizens Bank Park.

Verlander was also seen flashing the bird again once he stepped off the bus.

Verlander addressed the matter on Twitter. He said the middle fingers were exchanged by both parties and done in fun.

Game 3 ended up being postponed until Tuesday.

In any case though, the former AL Cy Young winner Verlander is expected to draw the start in Game 5 (which the Phillies will also be hosting), setting the stage for some peak drama. We already know that Philadelphia sports fans are a notoriously tough crowd no matter who you are.

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