Dodgers' Chase Utley Under Fire for Slide That Broke Ruben Tejada's Leg
If Los Angeles Dodgers star Chase Utley plays tonight at Citi Field he can expect to feel the wrath of Mets fans following his controversial slide into Ruben Tejada.
The Mets star was taken off the field with a broken leg. Utley has been suspended for two games but has filed an emergency appeal.
The NYPD is doing a "threat assessment" following furious online reaction aimed at the Dodgers second baseman.
Utley says he has reached out to apologize to Tejada. He also insists, according to Fox Sports: "In no way shape or form was I trying to hurt Ruben. I slid in hard like I have for 12 years. I feel terrible about the outcome."
Fans are wondering if Mets players will go for payback tonight.
If MLB does not suspend "the rat" Utley for remainder of series, Monday's game with Mets will be ugly. Benches will clear, payback coming.— rosslevinsohn (@rosslevinsohn) October 11, 2015
Mets lost this one , but look out LA , Mets are coming back to get some payback ..Utley is a dirty player— Carlos Reyes (@bklynprcee) October 11, 2015