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-- the manager of the Miami Marlins.
IC -- Had to apologize.
For for comments he made about Fidel Castro who is with us here on the set to talk about that.
Yes well first of all he has come out and apologize and there was a news conference yesterday he says it's been suspended for five games but he claims because English as a second language when the time magazine reporter was interviewing him that the interview was done an English and therefore he was.
However he's not saying that the punishment was too severe however he does wanna get back and Latino community into the human.
Cuban community in particular and make amends but anyway -- -- his comments came during this interview with time magazine -- the Venezuelan manager said I love Fidel Castro I respect Fidel Castro you know why.
A lot of people have -- to.
Kill Fidel -- for the last sixty years.
But that expletive is still there.
So VP then later came back and said what he was trying to say and -- I wanna quote -- and you know we've got one -- laughing here because.
It's kinda hard to mince words when you're sitting here saying you know great for Fidel Castro he's a great guy.
I speak Spanish and the word great is not hard to say in English.
But he did in this is his explanation say what I was trying to say is that a person.
Who has been in power for so long and has hurt so many people can still be in power I'm not playing blaming the journalist and blaming myself.
Anyway after I made the comments the Marlins placed him -- -- five game suspension.
To which Guillen replies that you know this is why they hired me to manage a ball club not to.
Talk politics I can show the Cuban community the Latino community how much better I am.
You know this -- is no stranger to controversies -- you have to wonder you know okay.
I did I get it you know English is is his second language perhaps during the interview he was confused or he didn't mean to say that the dollar is wonderful.
But it turns out that that he in 2006 while managing the Chicago White Sox key injures you for calling Chicago sun.
Times columnist Jane Mary audio homosexual -- And that he apologize for offending homosexuals but he didn't back down on the comments that he made about Mary on -- he also came out and opposition of Arizona's controversial immigration law which you're gonna like this -- if you didn't know about it already.
Calling undocumented immigrants.
And so that there's a lot of people from this country who were lazy or not wrong.
We're not prove me wrong.
He also said that Asian players were treated better than Latino players so I think he is a bit of a chip on the shoulder.
One way or the other but he does come back he will return to managing the Marlins on April 17 yet he's been boycotted by a lot of Cuban American groups so that that say they will not watch the Marlins until he's either fired or he -- -- East and acutely sensitive subject in in that community indeed anywhere in America.
And so he stepped it didn't absolutely and it's and it's gotten Miami just spent a fortune on this brand new ballpark.
Brand new stadiums -- suppose -- contenders this year absolutely -- supposed to be a good team and you don't stick your finger in the eye of the biggest demo that they try and reach as a business -- -- based such as the baseball team it is a business and he's an employee and he needs to he needs to learn and keep his mouth shut or maybe.
Maybe he does it too much -- does -- -- into the -- of -- with a capital I I think.
Other ones are liable -- meal on on what we oh my god.
I'm not -- on one level it's a rhetorical blunder and it's an hoops and another area it sort of reveals a systematic.
You know record of of statements that he's made that you know for every conservative -- my friends -- says in this country doesn't need a national discussion about race.
This might point to the reason why we do know I don't think Tony Guillen speaks for.
Anybody on the -- -- the left necessarily.
He's a business person he's -- he's an athlete but the fact of the matter is he's in the public -- he's making statements like this that are irresponsible and hurtful to certain communities.
And and it is a distraction from the business.
And -- pastime of.
Sport right and then to -- the owners of the Marlins have to decide.
If if he if this pattern of behavior continues.
What's the cost benefit analysis I mean if you've got.
People staying home her home game because of because of his actually does acknowledge that this is the biggest mistake of my life when you make a mistake this big I will learn from it.
You know there's one thing -- -- -- trumps all the controversy.
It when he went ahead hi tech behavior that's right.
That's true so maybe they have faith in the sky apply only got five game suspension.
Yeah if the Marlins.
Win and we NBA.
I bet you're gonna see him on man esteem for quite some time after -- show he took winning page out of Charlie Sheen played at least he was Smart enough.
-- To apologize to write it fairly quickly -- and he's going to be meeting with the players today by the way to explain his actions to them to explain.
-- he's gonna explain himself.
That's and I have guns inflated to do I.
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