The Marlins took action on Tuesday against manager, Ozzie Guillen, and his comments about Fidel Castro. Ozzie has been suspended for 5 games. He also apologized publicly in front of the media while people demonstrated outside.
However, is this enough for the Cuban community to forgive Guillen for the words he said? I don’t think it’s even close.
Fans and celebrities alike have taken to Twitter to either defend Ozzie or trash him. For example, Gaby Sanchez, commented to Joe Capozzi from The Palm Beach Post, “Ozzie was very sincere in his apology. He definitely looked very sincere to me. We just have to move forward now.”
Ozzie said in spanish during his press conference, “I’m here to apologize with my heart in my hand, to ask for forgiveness from those I have hurt directly or indirectly.” I want to get back to baseball as soon as possible. I am pretty upset that the feeling of excitement around the city about the team is now gone due to Ozzie not thinking before speaking.
Miami mayor, Tomas Regalado said he accepts Ozzie’s apology. Now let’s see how long it takes for everyone else to do the same… if ever.