clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

VIDEO: Osama Bin Laden's Death Has Phillies, Mets Fans Chanting 'U-S-A!'

Tonight, the entire NL East stands as one. Or something. As word of Osama Bin Laden's death spread throughout Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Phillies fans started up an obligatory "U-S-A!" chant. In the video below and another, you can catch a couple New York Mets fans joining in -- hard to blame NYC residents for feeling pretty good about Osama's demise, right?

So we've finally found the one guy Phillies fans won't boo: the guy who killed Osama. President Barack Obama officially announced later in the evening that Osama had been killed in a joint operation with Pakistan and that his body is in U.S. custody, but it's hard to keep a story like this under wraps. News was breaking throughout the stadium, resulting in competing chants that eventually merged into one.

At one point, you can see a fan holding up a phone displaying the story headline.

Tomorrow or Tuesday or so, we hate the Phillies and Mets again, but for tonight ... well, still hope they both lose somehow, but everybody wins tonight.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.