Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot were jeered Thursday night at the White Sox home opener against the Kansas City Royals.
Mr. Pritzker and Ms. Lightfoot were welcomed with resounding boos and a smattering of profanities as they were introduced at Guaranteed Rate Field, according to multiple videos shared on social media.
The Democrats received even louder boos from White Sox Fans than the rival team, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
Both Democrats have been widely criticized for their pro-lockdown approach to combating COVID-19. Restaurants in the state were only permitted to resume indoor dining without capacity limits in March. Restaurants in Chicago are still restricted to 50% capacity indoors and Ms. Lightfoot just last week threatened to shut it down again amid an uptick in hospitalizations.
Thursday’s game at Guaranteed Rate Field was open at 20% capacity and required attendees to wear face masks.
Ms. Lightfoot was booed just last week at Wrigley Field during the Chicago Cubs’ home opener, their first game since the pandemic began.