Fernando Tatis Jr. returned to the San Diego Padres lineup recently after serving his suspension for testing positive for steroids in the 2022 season.
As you can imagine, plenty of fans across the MLB aren’t forgetting it. That was certainly the case for Chicago Cubs fans on Tuesday night.
At the bottom of the fifth inning, Cubs fans began chanting “He’s on steroids” while Fernando Tatis Jr. was standing in the outfield.
Usually, players will ignore chants like that. However, Tatis chose to troll the fans by dancing to their chant.
Barstool Sports shares the clip that went viral on Tuesday night.
Cubs fans chanting “HE’S ON STEROIDS” to Fernando Tatis Jr
and he’s just dancing to it pic.twitter.com/tZu0sA18C5
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) April 26, 2023
Cubs fan’s chants turned to boos rather quickly all thanks to Fernando Tatis Jr.’s troll job.
Honestly, I think every professional athlete should embrace the villain role the way Tatis has. Say what you want about the Padres star, but he’s making baseball incredibly entertaining.
Why not dance when fans chant things at you? His troll job clearly worked too, as the chanting stopped as quickly as it began.
Additionally, Cubs fans can’t be too mad, as they beat the Padres 6-0. So, ultimately, they got the last laugh.
Maybe dancing to chants will become Fernando Tatis Jr.’s new thing. I’m hoping he does it while walking up to bat this year.
How hilarious would it be if he trolls an opposing fan base in the batter’s box just to go yard? Or even striking out. Either way, he’d probably go viral.
Fernando Tatis Jr. will have another opportunity to troll Cubs fans on Wednesday night. Make sure to tune in at 7:40 P.M. Eastern.