Marlins Manager Suspended Five Games After Castro Remark

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Ozzie Guillen, the Miami Marlins manager who resides in a part of Miami known as Little Havana, has been suspended five games because of his remarks to Time magazine.

Guillen told Time: “I love Fidel Castro.”

This sparked an outrage in the Cuban community and even had some threatening to boycott the Marlins.

It seems the Marlins are hoping to prevent the boycott.

A statement issued by the team said: “The Marlins acknowledge the seriousness of the comments attributed to Guillen. The pain and suffering caused by Fidel Castro cannot be minimized especially in a community filled with victims of the dictatorship.”

In a press conference, Guillen called his remark the biggest mistake of his life. He said that if he doesn’t learn from his mistake people can call him dumb, but “right now … I’m not dumb.”

“I know I did the wrong thing but I don’t consider myself a dumb,” Guillen added.

Guillen, who claimed that his Spanish-speaking background is to blame for the poor word choice, hinted that this might be the end of his stint as the Marlin’s manager.

Bryan Nash

Staff writer Bryan Nash has devoted much of his life to searching for the truth behind the lies that the masses never question. He is currently pursuing a Master's of Divinity and is the author of The Messiah's Misfits, Things Unseen and The Backpack Guide to Surviving the University. He has also been a regular contributor to the magazine Biblical Insights.