"You’re not that special bud" "No apology at all? Wow" - Chris Sale's response following his viral meltdown shocks fans

Chris Sale looks far different happier here than in his viral meltdown video.
Chris Sale looks far different happier here than in his viral meltdown video.

The Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale is recovering from an injury, but that rehabilitation hit an uncomfortably public bump in the road. After pitching for the Worcester Red Sox as a part of his rehab, Chris Sale took out some frustrations on a television.

For those who somehow have not seen the video that quickly went viral, Bleacher Report posted it to Twitter.

It appears that Chris Sale was not happy with his rehab start performance tonight 😳(h/t @AlyshaNBCBoston)

At best, this is a release of frustration. Sale has struggled with injury for several years now. Sale seemed as agitated about the vulnerable moment being caught on film as he was about his day on the mound. His comments were posted to Twitter by Jomboy Media.

Chris Sale comments on the video that surfaced following his rehab start

The response from Sale did not sit well with fans of the Boston Red Sox, who hoped to see more composure from their returning star.

@JomboyMedia Lol what? If I went to work, had a bad day, and started ripping shit off the walls I’d be out of a job. You’re not that special bud

While he did purchase a new television for the organization as well as take his teammates out for a expensive dinner, fans were put off. No significant harm was done except in the minds of his supporters.

The disparity between the treatment of athletes and the average worker seems to be the crux of many fan issues. While the pitcher is under an incredible amount of pressure, many wish he were slightly more repentant in the aftermath.

Chris Sale's comments upset the Boston Red Sox fanbase

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Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees

Fans love to see passion and intensity from their sports stars, but there is a limit. To win in the MLB you need intensity, but when it goes too far like this, it becomes a distraction.

@JomboyMedia @grantmcauley I think Sale may have seriously lost his mind.

The Boston Red Sox are in the midst of a tremendous hot streak. They have closed the gap between themselves and the New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays. The addition of a seven-time All-Star pitcher could put them back in contention for the American League East crown. After this outburst, fans are wary of him rejoining the MLB team.

Being able to remain focused and calm despite mounting pressure is the hallmark of any grat MLB player. Chris Sale's outburst and response to it has disheartened many who were excited for his pending return.

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Despite the comments, there really is no way to compare playing in the MLB to working at Bank of America. With so many eyes trained on you in a professional sports league, the pressure will always be different.

@LumberjackPols @JomboyMedia Sure but not destroy company property. Imagine doing this to your desk at work LMFAO

An emotional outburst like we saw from Chris Sale always draws a variety of reactions. After his comments on the situation came out, they did little to calm the fans who were upset.

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Edited by Jodi Whisenhunt
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