Former mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani was booed raucously by the baseball fans as he celebrated his birthday at the Yankees Stadium.
The 74-year-old decided to mark the occasion by donning his Yankees cap and returning to the Bronx for the Yankees’ Memorial Day game against the Houston Astros on Monday.
During the announcement section a happy birthday message from the New York Yankees to Giuliani was read over the loudspeaker, prompting the stadium to erupt in a loud jeer.
Boisterous boos can be heard as the shout out is made and displayed on the video board.
At Yankee stadium: “The Yankees wish a happy birthday to former Mayor Rudy Giuliani.”
Thunderous boos rained across the stadium.
— Adrian Carrasquillo (@Carrasquillo) May 28, 2018
Yankee Stadium just wished Mayor Giuliani happy birthday on centerfield board … crowd booed … hard.
— David Rothschild (@DavMicRot) May 28, 2018
Social media users noted how the tide has changed for Giuliani, a politician who was once held in great respect by New Yorkers, particularly in the aftermath of 9/11.
It’s amazing that Rudy Giuliani went from being praised in New York City constantly to getting booed at Yankee Stadium…
On his birthday.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) May 28, 2018
The former mayor returned to the public eye last month as personal attorney for President Donald Trump, a move which appears to have won him no love from the Yankees fans.
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