VIDEO: Cleveland Fans Respond to ‘Let’s Go Tigers’ with ‘Detroit’s Bankrupt’ Chant

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During the top half of the 9th inning of last nights 14-inning marathon game between the Indians and the Tigers, the Tigers fans in attendance at Progressive Field decided to cheer on their team with an innocent chant.  Their “Let’s go Tigers” cheer was picked up by the sound for the Fox Sports broadcast.

Unfortunately, some of the Indians fans in attendance decided to refute the cheer with their own chant which was also picked up on the broadcast. “Detroit’s Bankrupt” was the rebuttal that the Tribe faithful came up with.

I hate Detroit and I am a die-hard Cleveland Indians fan and I think this is classless and unfunny at the very least.  Who cares if their city is hit with hard times? The Indians still can’t beat them. Besides, it’s not like Cleveland is the model metropolis that the rest of the country is trying to mimic.  Plus, if Cleveland fans would actually show up and support their team, we would have never even heard this chant in the first place.

We’ll see what Detroit fans come up with tonight during the series finale. My guess is another “Let’s go Tigers” to go along with a 4-game sweep in Cleveland, pushing them to a seven game lead in the AL Central.

Founder and Editor of ThunderTreats.com and one-third of the Thunder Treats Podcast with @DiNunz and Lydell. Graduate of The Kent State University and lover of Cleveland Sports. Also, I only watch half hour TV shows because ain’t nobody got time for hour long programming.

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4 comments
We own Cleveland
We own Cleveland like.author.displayName 1 Like

Don't be surprised if Tigers fans start chanting "Home of Castro" at tonight's game!

ThunderTreats
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@We own Cleveland I'd say advantage Detroit after that comment. Well played.

aldfkjdf
aldfkjdf like.author.displayName 1 Like

Dude, take a chill pill. I don't care about either team, and I think it's funny.  It's just harmless fun. I don't think any Detroit citizen or player was seriously offended by the chant. Stop being so uptight.

A former Detroiter
A former Detroiter like.author.displayName like.author.displayName 2 Like

@aldfkjdf Well, I think you're wrong... I was a Detroit citizen many, many years ago and I am a Michigan citizen and I did take it seriously.  How totally classless can you get?  You can't stick to sports chants... you have to make negative comments about a whole city?  Same with the jerks that go to sports events with their high school/college chants that say the team name and then fo!llow it with sucks.... very creative!  This is why the world is the way it is now... no one shows any respect to anyone else.  You pay your ticket price and you think you can yell whatever you want because you have freedom of speech.  Whatever happened to manners, respect, etc....  No, I wasn't offended at all