In case you missed it, Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar did something stupid and careless on Saturday.
“I’m sorry for the actions of the other day,” Escobar said through a translator at a Tuesday news conference. “I’d like to apologize to the fans and the Blue Jays organization. It’s not something I intended to be offensive. It was nothing intentional or directed at anyone in particular. I have nothing against homosexuals.”
Yup. It was “nothing intentional” except for the part where he wrote “You are a faggot” in Spanish on his adhesive eye black. That was an accident. He was actually trying to write “Tu Ere Macaroon” (a light, baked confection consisting largely of ground almonds), but he biffed the spelling. So yeah, it wasn’t intentional. Simple mistake. Happens all the time.
Kudos to the Blue Jays for punishing a player for being an idiot.
Next up: Suspensions for player DUIs.