Matt Slocum, Associated Press
Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper, left, hits a home run off Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Shane Carle during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Philadelphia. At right is catcher Brian McCann.
SALT LAKE CITY — Washington, D.C., mayor Muriel Bowser threw some serious shade at Bryce Harper on Monday.
According to the Bleacher Report, the mayor posted and then deleted a photoshopped photo of Harper that compared him to Benedict Arnold, who famously betrayed the colonies during the Revolutionary War.
ABC 7’s Chip Brierre captured the photo and shared it on social media:
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Why the tweet?: Harper played for the Washington Nationals for seven seasons, winning the National League MVP, Rookie of the Year and Silver Slugger awards during that time.
This past summer, Harper left the team and signed a 13-year, $330 million deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, a divisional rival for the Nationals.
Harper told The Washington Post about his mindset heading back to Washington for a game on Tuesday.
"It's definitely going to be weird," Harper said, according to the Washington Post. "I can't imagine flying into the airport, into Dulles, and taking that 45-minute drive to stay in a hotel instead of my place."