Baseball player is banned from playing for using the f-word

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The Toronto Blue Jays have suspended player Kevin Pillar from at least 2 games after he used an anti-gay slur during a game. Toronto Blue Jays’ Kevin Pillar appeared to shout “you faggot” at Atlanta Braves pitcher Jason Motte after he was struck out and now the player is under the Major League’s control. Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi tweeted that the Blue Jays had suspended Pillar for two games over the slur. Taking to Twitter, Pillar released a statement apologising for his actions, noting LGBTQ fans and saying he wanted to “better himself”. The Blue Jays also issued a statement apologising to fans and LGBT community on his behalf. “The Toronto Blue Jays are extremely disappointed by the comments made by Kevin Pillar following his at-bat during the 7th inning of last night’s game. In no way is this kind of behaviour accepted or tolerated, nor is it a reflection of the type of inclusive organization we strive to be. We would like to extend our own apologies to all fans, Major League Baseball and especially the LGBTQ community. We know Kevin to be a respectful, high-character individual who we hope will learn from this situation and continue to positively contribute and live up to our values on and off the field.”

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