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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Ozzie Guillen, Fags, Madonna, and the WNBA

You're probably wondering how the above items are related (and before today, it is likely that they were not).

ESPN reports that Ozzie Guillen, the manager of the Chicago White Sox directed a "homosexual slur" at a Chicago sports reporter following Tuesday's game.

"Angry with a recent column by Mariotti critical of Guillen's handling of recently demoted relief pitcher Sean Tracey and upset with Mariotti with columns of the past, Guillen said to reporters when referring to Mariotti before Tuesday's game with the Cardinals, "What a piece of [expletive] he is, [expletive] fag."

Today, Ozzie is trying to explain his comments. I'm not sure, however, if his explanations will not get him into further trouble from the PC police.

Before writing the column, Couch asked Guillen for an explanation. Guillen defended his use of the term "fag" by saying this about homosexuals and the use of the word in question: "I don't have anything against those people. In my country, you call someone something like that and it is not the same as it is in this country.''

Guillen said that in his native Venezuela, that word is not a reference to a person's sexuality, but to his courage. He said he was saying that Mariotti is "not man enough to meet me and talk about [things before writing].''

Guillen also told Couch that he has gay friends, attends WNBA games, went to a Madonna concert and plans to go to the Gay Games in Chicago.

[Emphasis added].

Well, there you have it, dispositive proof that Ozzie Guillen does not discriminate against homosexuals: Ozzie attends Madonna concerts and WNBA games.

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