Stephen A. Smith Angels Credit: ESPN | Stephen A. Smith went on a brutal rant about the Los Angeles Angels on First Take.

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith didn’t make himself many friends among the Los Angeles Angels fanbase on Wednesday.

Smith went on a brutal rant about the Angels and the place where the prominent ESPN personality believes that they stand, which is to say, nowhere near relevancy.

“Don’t expect to catch Stephen A. Smith at a Los Angeles Angels game any time soon,” Awful Announcing tweeted. Smith’s rant sounded like this:

“The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim… no one cares about you,” Smith said without realizing that they are no longer called that. “I don’t even know–I’ve been in L.A. quite often. I never hear anybody talking about the Angels. We love driving by the stadium; it looks really nice.

“No one cares. You’re irrelevant, period,” Smith emphatically said.

It’s not the first time Smith has taken this harsh a stance. The ESPN personality famously acted as if the New York Rangers of the NHL did not count when discussing New York teams close to winning a championship.

The Angels do, at times, struggle with issues even while housing Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout. But it’s entirely different for a personality to come right out and emphatically tell the audience that no one cares about them, too.

Smith’s rant sparked a significant reaction from those who found it on Awful Announcing’s Twitter account.

[Awful Announcing]

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