A minor league baseball team in California is in some hot water after running a video on Memorial Day.
The video, narrated by former President Ronald Reagan, which recognized the sacrifices of those in our armed forces was played during games of a Fresno Grizzlies double header.
However, things became problematic as Regan mentions “enemies of freedom” and pictures of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Fidel Castro and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appear.
Of course, following video there was massive outrage and the team released a statement in which they apologized unconditionally to the Democratic freshman lawmaker.
We're embarrassed we allowed this video to play without seeing it in its entirety first. We unconditionally apologize to Rep. Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) in addition to our fans, community and those we hurt. It was a mistake and we will ensure that nothing like it ever happens again.
— Fresno Tacos (@FresnoGrizzlies) May 28, 2019
Despite their apology, it cost the team a sponsor. Sun-Maid, a raisin company, said they were terminating their affiliation with the Washington Nationals triple A affiliate because as they put it “it was the right thing to do.”
Either way, it was still pretty funny.
Check out the video the team ran below: