ATLANTA -- Atlanta United fans can't seem to restrain themselves.
Following a goal from Jozy Altidore, the Toronto FC striker was taunting the fans at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Altidore had been the recipient of boos and jeers throughout the game, likely because of the U.S. men's national team's inability to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
While he was taunting, a fan threw a drink towards his direction. Sebastian Giovinco came over, picked up the cup and took a sip of whatever was inside, then threw it back.
Just three weeks ago, fans at Mercedes-Benz Stadium threw a water bottle at a referee. Following the incident, Atlanta United released the following statement:
"An arrest has been made and criminal charges have been filed regarding the incident at last night’s Atlanta United match. Our club is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for all fans, players, officials and guests at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Disrespectful, reckless or dangerous behavior will not be tolerated at Atlanta United matches."
Before the season began, Atlanta United president Darren Eales wrote a letter to fans regarding behavior.
However, at the team's first match at Bobby Dodd Stadium, fans chanted an anti-gay chant. The team said at the time it would take the necessary measures to remove fans who violate the code of conduct.