Umpire Joe West has once again drawn the ire of fans on Sunday afternoon.
During the Braves-Nationals game, West stopped the game to eject Nationals GM Mike Rizzo, who was sitting by himself in his suite in the upper deck, for apparently not wearing a mask.
Umpire Joe West called security to apparently eject Nationals GM Mike Rizzo for not wearing a mask. pic.twitter.com/9fCYJOWJaI
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 7, 2020
Joe West doing his best Karen imitation today. pic.twitter.com/DFzafpO2I1
— Andrew Carver (@drewbensandwich) September 6, 2020
Fans thought it was relatively absurd for West to eject Rizzo for not wearing a mask considering he was sitting by himself.
Do something about this asshole Joe West @MLB.
Dude ejecting Nats GM Mike Rizzo for not wearing a mask while he’s quite literally the ONLY person in his suite while improperly wearing his own mask is so on brand. pic.twitter.com/l93GlgT9yN
— Joseph M. Jones (@JosephMJones757) September 6, 2020
— Matt Taylor (@fliptopwillie) September 6, 2020
There are some people who never trend for a good reason. Joe West is one of them.
— Super 70s Sports (@Super70sSports) September 6, 2020
Joe West can’t see the strike zone a foot in front of him but he was able to see the Nats GM sitting alone in a suite in the upper deck?
— Randall J. Sanders (@RandallJSanders) September 6, 2020
Proof that Joe West spends a good deal of his time on the field not actually paying attention to what is happening on the field. https://t.co/CwSZ8M7QJI
— John Fischesser (@JohnFischesser) September 6, 2020
How Joe West looked calling Braves security pic.twitter.com/5Wd7eT3jOU
— Tommy Teel (@TeelMeAboutIt) September 6, 2020
Is anyone surprised that a Joe West led umpiring crew ejected a GM from a suite OUTSIDE and by himself for not wearing a mask??? IDIOTIC rule to begin with having to wear a mask OUTSIDE in an empty stadium but for umpires to give a flying 💩 is ridiculous!! Clean it up MLB https://t.co/PKYWHqHUQz
— Howie (@DwhowardWayne) September 7, 2020