On Friday in Seattle, a fan blew a kiss to Tampa Bay Pitcher Chris Archer. The video above was uploaded to YouTube yesterday and has gone viral - for Archer pretends to catch the kiss - and then throws it away. Yet from a body language perspective there was a second or two in between which is very telling. These nonverbal signals are outlined and captured below in still images.
Archer projects a Quizzical expression (when the fan yells his name) - bilaterally elevated eye brows with the remainder of his face relatively neutral
Anger mixed with Disgust (which very commonly occur together)
Greater level of facial disgust amplified with an active bodily turning-away (giving the "cold shoulder")
Close up of the image immediately above
Continuing to turn-away
Chris Archer then very quickly self-corrects as he ad-libs and pretends to catch the kiss
He then continues his nonverbal act and throws the kiss away
Archer then looks back with a sincere smile (joyful and proud of his [he believes] witty improvisational skills) to get feedback from fan whose kiss he has just thrown away
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