Keith Hernandez stunned some viewers when he made what sounded like a homophobic joke on FOX’s World Series pre-game show on Wednesday night.
“I know you want the Dodgers to win this series,” David Ortiz begins to tease Hernandez as they analyze the upcoming game.
How ’bout if [Yasiel] Puig shows up right now and be like, ‘Hey Keith, let me give you one of this,’” Ortiz says and begins to mimic Dodgers’ right-fielder Puig’s bat-licking.
Hernandez laughs before saying, “I’m not from San Francisco, bro.”
The comment was taken to be an insensitive jab to the LGBT community in San Francisco. However, Hernandez released a statement to the New York Daily News to clarify that he said: “I’m from San Francisco.”
“I made a poor attempt at humor and never intended for it to be taken the wrong way,” Hernandez says. “I am from San Francisco and as baseball fans know, the Dodgers/Giants rivalry runs deep. I did not grow up a Dodger fan and when it came down to Giants vs. Dodgers, I rooted for the Giants. I apologize if any offense was taken.”
Keith Hernandez: I’m not from San Francisco, bro!! pic.twitter.com/0dM5Om5syA
— Camille (@Love_My_Astros) November 1, 2017