The Toronto Blue Jays might’ve expected some fans to boo the team this season, but they probably didn’t expect it to come like this.
With the Jays down 4-2 in the ninth inning on Wednesday night, the Blue Jays turned to reliever Anthony Bass for his first appearance since sharing an-anti LGBTQ video on his Instagram earlier this week.
Bass, who already deleted his Twitter account this season after constant trolling for a viral post about his wife being asked to clean up on an airplane after her children, came under fire for promoting a video on his Instagram account instructing Christians to boycott Bud Light and Target for the brands’ LGBTQ-friendly stances.
And Toronto fans definitely let him hear it, booing him continuously through the inning.
A few fans stood up to clap for A. B. but I did mostly hear jeers. pic.twitter.com/OsJs9qAWo3
— Minor Leaguer (@Minor_Leaguer) June 1, 2023
— Justin Havelock 🏳️🌈 (@HavelockJustin) June 1, 2023
A round of boos for Anthony Bass as he enters the game to pitch the ninth. pic.twitter.com/KdI9MSsa9B
— Rob Longley (@longleysunsport) June 1, 2023
“I recognize yesterday I made a post that was hurtful to the Pride community, which includes friends of mine and close family members of mine. I am truly sorry for that,” Bass told the media Tuesday in a press conference that last less than a minute where he did not take questions. “I just spoke with my teammates and shared with them my actions yesterday. I apologized to them, and as of right now I am using the Blue Jays’ resources to better educate myself to make better decisions moving forward.”
After Bass’ first batter reached base via a walk, the Blue Jays began to warm up Yimi Garcia, though Bass finished the inning without allowing a run.
At press time, the Blue Jays remained trailing 4-2.
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