Jonathan Papelbon
Ex-Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon told a radio station that fans of his current club, the Philadelphia Phillies, are more sophisticated fans than those in Boston. REUTERS

The haterade is being poured on Philadelphia Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon on Twitter after the former Boston Red Sox dissed Red Sox fans, saying they don't understand the game as well as the Phillies' faithful.

The difference between Boston and Philadelphia, the Boston fans are a little bit more hysterical when it comes to the game of baseball, Papelbon said in an interview with a Philadelphia CBS radio station, the Boston Herald reported. The Philly fans tend to know the game a little better, being in the National League, you know, the way the game is played. I've had a guy take off his prosthetic leg and throw it in the bullpen in Boston.

Papelbon enraged Red Sox fans Thursday on Twitter.

Hey Papelbon, if Philly fans know better, than they will know your [sic] a hired gun who sad attempts to woo them are #pathetic #Gosox, said @mrbarrett10.

screw jonathon papelbon, said @JaysenGibsen

The chasm between Papelbon's actual level of intelligence and his perceived level is sizable. #shutup, @ConeStarr tweeted.

Thank goodness Jonathan Papelbon is now gone from the Red Sox. #dumbass, said Ming Chow.

Papelbon can go rot in hell. Oh right, he's already in Philly, said @potatomaster.

I understand Papelbon wants to endear himself to Phillies fans but he does realize those people are animals, right? said @AndrewDignan.

But one Philly fan is siding with Papelbon.

Papelbon said red sox fans are dumb. I don't disagree, said @kurtotti_.

Papelbon signed a four-year, $50 million contract with the Phillies this off-season after spending six seasons with the Red Sox, which included the team's thrilling 2007 World Series win.