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Saturday, August 05, 2017

A’s outfielder Matt Joyce apologizes, is under MLB investigation after shouting gay slur

After a heated eighth-inning exchange with a fan in Friday night’s game that prompted Oakland A’s outfielder Matt Joyce to yell a gay slur, the team says the commissioner’s office has opened an investigation on the incident.

Joyce also took to Twitter Saturday to apologize.

“In regard to last night’s incident, I first and foremost want to sincerely apologize to the fans, the Oakland A’s, MLB and the most importantly the LGBTQ community for my comments and actions,” he said in a string of tweets. “I am beyond sorry for the inappropriate language that I used and understand and agree that those words should NEVER come out of someone’s mouth no matter the situation.”

His regretful tweets came not long after a report from the Associated Press about the league’s investigation of the incident.

“We have been in contact with the commissioner’s office, as this is a workplace code of conduct issue,” A’s spokeswoman Catherine Aker said.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 05, 2017 at 04:35 PM | 19 comment(s)
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