Hilarity ensued on Twitter after reports leaked of Chris Sale‘s uniform meltdown.
Apparently, Chris Sale has a very selective wardrobe.
The Chicago White Sox unexpectedly scratched their ace from his start Saturday night. As the subject of ongoing trade rumors, many pundits thought the move stemmed from a potential deal.
That was far from the truth. Tommy Stoke of FanRag Sports reported, and many later confirmed, that Sale was upset that the front office decided to wear throwback uniforms on the night of his scheduled start. In a rage, he reportedly cut up the uniforms so no one could wear them. White Sox brass decided to send him home.
Not a joke: Source says Sale blowup was because he didn’t want to wear throwbacks, so he cut the jerseys up so no one could wear them.
— Tommy Stokke (@StokkeTommy) July 23, 2016
What was even better than the outrageous truth of the scenario was how Twitter reacted to the news. The reactions were unanimously hilarious and broad-sweeping, from GIFs to one-liners and everything in-between.
Here are some of the favorites:
A look at some of the outcome from the throwback jerseys that Chris Sale cut up, pretty good artist as well #MLB pic.twitter.com/69liOavmD6
— Ryan Fritzberg (@Ryan_TheMayor23) July 24, 2016
Turns out Chris Sale was the hash slinging slasher all along!
(Credit to @MauricioNY2) pic.twitter.com/4Na8MHioyt
— Fabs (@Fabio227) July 24, 2016
Chris Sale wouldn't have survived the 70s ? pic.twitter.com/3ykW9D0RjL
— Angie (@angtweetz_) July 24, 2016
The GIFs, of course, were wildly hysterical:
"Hey Chris, you mind trying on the throwback jerseys for tonight's game?"
Chris Sale: pic.twitter.com/KY2rU9umqD
— Eric Fawcett (@Efawcett7) July 24, 2016
Chris Sale after he cut everything up pic.twitter.com/Bjable8JpQ
— Jasmine B. (@jasmined_brown) July 24, 2016
Zing! RT @MarkLazerus: #WhiteSox management to Chris Sale: pic.twitter.com/xVLuZLxV6C
— Sarah Spain (@SarahSpain) July 24, 2016
This Chris Sale story is awesome pic.twitter.com/f82VVuTwbn
— Southern College Football Invitational ? (@BuckeyeFanFrank) July 24, 2016
Every comedian come out of the woodwork to pay homage to the situation:
Chris Sale cutting up jerseys reminds me of George Costanza trying to get fired by the Yankees. The dude just wants out.
— Shawn McFarland (@McFarland_Shawn) July 24, 2016
Someone tell Chris Sale to never run with scissors!
— Kirk Nawrotzky (@KirkNawrotzky) July 24, 2016
CHRIS SALE (on phone): Hey dude, can I borrow a machete?
UGUETH URBINA: Yeah, why?
CHRIS SALE: No reason.
— Mike Beauvais (@MikeBeauvais) July 24, 2016
I knew Chris Sale had a good slider but apparently his cutter is just as nice.
— Owen Gray (@otgray310) July 24, 2016
Bill Belichick should hire Chris Sale to be his equipment manager, and exclusive football handler.
— Terry Cushman (@cushmanMLB) July 24, 2016
There was even a presidential query:
.@realDonaldTrump Do you support Chris Sale's right to wear whatever uniform top he wants?
— Evan Grant (@Evan_P_Grant) July 24, 2016
What would a scissor-related incident be without:
Breaking News: here's an image of Chris Sale leaving the #WhiteSox clubhouse .. pic.twitter.com/boFpENWXk9
— — Kev © — (@MrMetKevC) July 24, 2016
This is only the tip of the iceberg. Click here for the full scope of Sale jokes, reactions, and possible trade moves as the deadline nears.