New York is stepping up its trash talk game with Boston fans.
Despite the Red Sox reaching the World Series and ending the Yankees' season, New York is refusing to back down in its rivalry with New England sports teams.
A mock New York City Department of Sanitation ad was created with the slogan, "Keep NYC Trash Free," and included a picture of a fan with a backward Red Sox hat, Patriots jersey and holding a Sam Adams beer with a circle and slash through it over the fan's face.
The drawing was located in a midtown subway station, according to MSG reporter Courtney Fallon, who tweeted out a picture of it sent to her by a friend.
Hey NYC sanitation department, you've got some explaining to do. A friend of mine sent this to me today, from a midtown subway.- Courtney Fallon (@CourtneyFallon_) October 25, 2018
Cute gesture, but doesnt go far in my book. pic.twitter.com/DI5ZHfyWwr
A spokesman from the New York City Department of Sanitation told a Boston news station that the drawing was done by a street artist and are working on removing it.
"A street artist has designed them and illegally placed them on our official litter baskets," DSNY spokesman Vito Turo told Boston 25. "We have told him to cease and desist and if he does not, we will fine him $75 for each poster we find and remove."
If the Red Sox indeed win the World Series, perhaps New Yorkers will chip in on those fines.