Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Ozzie Guillen suspended 5 games for Fidel Castro comments

You know I was wondering what he said that prompted this suspension or at the very least a picketer who believed that the former Chicago White Sox manager should be let go from his new team the Florida Miami Marlins:
The suspension by the team takes effect immediately. It was announced Tuesday shortly before Guillen held a news conference to apologize again and explain his remarks, which caused a public backlash.

Guillen told Time magazine he loves Castro and respects the retired Cuban leader for staying in power so long. At least two local officials said Guillen should lose his job.
OH! I understand that Florida is home to a significant Cuban exile community. Perhaps many of them groan at the compliments of Fidel Castro that have been thrown about over the years.

I wonder what prompted these comments and don't misunderstand Guillen has the unfortunate tendency to be very controversial at times. This is just one of those times he's very controversial.

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