Chicago Cubs player Daniel Murphy received a subtle message about love and acceptance during the Cubs’ game against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday thanks to the Braves’ organist, Matthew Kaminski.
Murphy has been outspoken about his anti-LGBT views in the past. In 2015, he stated that he didn’t agree with out MLB’s Ambassador for Inclusion Billy Bean’s sexuality.
“I disagree with his lifestyle,” Murphy said at the time. “I do disagree with the fact that Billy is a homosexual. That doesn’t mean I can’t still invest in him and get to know him. I don’t think the fact that someone is a homosexual should completely shut the door on investing in them in a relational aspect. Getting to know him. That, I would say, you can still accept them but I do disagree with the lifestyle, 100 percent.”
On Thursday, Kaminski trolled Murphy by playing “Lola” by The Kinks, “What The World Needs Now is Love” by Hal King and Burt Bacharach, and “Born This Way” by Lady Gaga.
— Organist Alert (@organistalert) August 31, 2018
His playlist was a hit with some fans who took to social media to shout out Kaminski.
— Matthew Kaminski (@bravesorganist) August 31, 2018