Democratic Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot and Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker were welcomed with boos and profanities as they were introduced during the White Sox game against the Kansas City Royals.
In multiple videos shared on social media Thursday of the Guaranteed Rate Field ball park in Chicago, a crowd can be heard booing the mayor and governor as they walked out on the field.
Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker and Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot received loud boos as they were welcomed at Guaranteed Rate Field. pic.twitter.com/ZlOJkhY0xl
— Chris Emma (@CEmma670) April 8, 2021
Pritzker and Lightfoot booed heavily at the Sox game! pic.twitter.com/WUOlNR4D1l
— Mo Abdelhafez🧀 (@GoPackGoMo) April 8, 2021
Fans can be heard yelling things like “you suck” and “get the hell out of Chicago,” according to the video.
In one of the videos you can hear some applause and cheers when Lightfoot and Pritzker are introduced.
According to a photojournalist at the Chicago Tribune, Lightfoot and Pritzker were “booed while walking on the field before the first inning” of the Sox home opener against the Royals.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Governor J.B. Pritzker are booed while walking on the field before the first inning of the Chicago White Sox home opener against the Kansas City Royals at Guaranteed Rate Field Thursday in Chicago. pic.twitter.com/JCoeGuhduo
— armando l sanchez (@mandophotos) April 8, 2021
Lightfoot who reportedly is a “Sox season ticket holder,” according to Chicago Tribune reporter Gregory Pratt, has been criticized for subjecting Chicago to the worst level of crime in its history.
Pritzker has also been criticized for the restrictive COVID measures he pushed on Chicago’s citizens.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot was booed at the Chicago Cubs and White Sox home openers. She's a Sox season ticket holder.
— Gregory Pratt (@royalpratt) April 8, 2021
Can confirm Chicago White Sox fans booed harder at J.B. Pritzker and Lori Lightfoot coming onto the field then the Kansas City Royals coming onto the field. #Chicago #baseball pic.twitter.com/PUZtJrKGOb
— Tyler LaRiviere (@TylerLaRiviere) April 8, 2021