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A "very embarrassed" Ozzie Guillen apologizes for "betraying the Latin community"

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People demonstrate outside Marlins Park in Miami, Fla. on April 10. The Miami Marlins baseball manager, Ozzie Guillen, was suspended for five games after he made favorable comments about Fidel Castro in a magazine interview.

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Miami Marlins manager Ozzie at a news conference at Marlins Park in Miami, Fla. on April 10.

 

NBC Sports reported in the HardballTalk blog:

Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen, minutes after he was suspended for five games, faced the media during a press conference April 10 to apologize for his recent comments about Fidel Castro in a magazine article. Guillen told Time magazine he loves Castro and respects the retired Cuban leader for staying in power so long. Protesters, including many Cuban-Americans, gathered outside Marlins Park during the press conference to demonstrate against Guillen, threatening to boycott the Marlins baseball team.

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Protestors rip a Miami Marlins logo outside Marlins Park on April 10 in Miami, Fla.

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People demonstrate outside Marlins Park in Miami, Fla. on April 10. Manager Ozzie Guillen has apologized for his pro-Castro comments.

 

 

 

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