Fauci Heckled and Booed at Seattle Mariners Game

Dr. Anthony Fauci was heckled and booed by fans as he walked out to give the first pitch at a baseball game in Seattle.

Fauci was met with an angry response during his appearance at Tuesday’s Seattle Mariners game against the New York Yankees.

Fans booed loudly and could be heard yelling “loser” and other insults and he walked on the field.

The appearance came shortly after Fauci received the Hutch Award on Tuesday, an honor for those who fight through adversity.

While accepting the award, he sat for a Q&A with his colleague and longtime friend, Dr. Larry Corey.

Fauci joked about the gain-of-function controversy surrounding the origins of COVID-19.

“We’re at the epicenter of the initial outbreak, WA1, Washington one, is considered the ancestral model strain,” Corey said.

“No, I developed the ancestral model strain. I created it,” Fauci joked.

“That’s right. You let it loose,” Corey said getting in on the fun.

“I was in my kitchen,” Fauci said, laughing.

“Okay. Gain a function, here we come,” Corey said to laughter.

But Fauci wasn’t laughing when he went to throw out the first pitch at the Seattle Mariners baseball game because the crowd let him have it.


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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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