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MLB’s 2018 suspension against Astros’ Yuli Gurriel gets negative reaction on social media

By in Press Enterprise on October 28, 2017

By Angela Ratzlaff

Housten Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel was exposed on camera making a racist gesture towards Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish during game three of the World Series Friday night.

It was announced Saturday afternoon that Gurriel, who apologized for making the gesture, was suspended by the MLB for five games next season.

Astros 1B Yuli Gurriel suspended without pay for first 5 games of 2018 regular season for inappropriate actions during last night’s game.

— MLB (@MLB) October 28, 2017

The team released two statements, one from Gurriel and another from the team regarding the suspension.

Gurriel has released the following statement:

— Houston Astros (@astros) October 28, 2017

The Astros have released the following statement:

— Houston Astros (@astros) October 28, 2017

Once the news broke, fans took to social media to share their thoughts on the punishment.

Many, even some Astros fans, thought the suspension during next season was not good enough.

5 out of 165 means absolutely nothing…enjoy your paid vacation next season. 1 game NOW makes more sense

— Charlie (@charliebeatty) October 28, 2017

I am an Astros fan but wouldn’t it make more of an impact to suspend him for the rest of the World Series?

— Rebekah Watley (@kentuckybekah) October 28, 2017

Next season? Cowards!

— Ken Bell (@Bellken70Ken) October 28, 2017

Breaking @MLB actually does nothing

— Adam Kane (@akane1066) October 28, 2017

How is that punishing him he made the gesture in the World Series? @MLB what a joke!

— D S (@Danielle2671) October 28, 2017

A few others saw it as the right move.

correct move. he deserved to be punished but the WS is too special.


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