World Series Champ Aubrey Huff blasts ‘woke’ SF Giants, saves some fire for entire MLB too

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Two-time World Series winner Aubrey Huff unloaded on his former team after several players and coaches chose to kneel in protest during the national anthem.

The former San Francisco Giants player declared that he is “PRO America” in a tweet Monday, reacting to video posted by Major League Baseball showing members of the team kneeling during an exhibition game against the Oakland Athletics.

“I’m proud to not be invited to the San Francisco Giants 10 year World Series reunion. I’m Pro America,” Huff tweeted, in an apparent reference to being shunned from a reunion celebrating the team’s 2010 World Series championship, which he attributed to his tweets and his “political support of Donald Trump.”

A short time later, the Giants shared the same video clip with a caption reading “Black Lives Matter.” Huff retweeted with his own statement, using the hashtag #AlllLivesMatter and tagging the team’s Twitter account.

San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler along with first base coach Antoan Richardson and outfielders Austin Slater, Jaylin Davis and Mike Yastrzemski took a knee during Monday’s event, prompting instant backlash on social media where the hashtag #BoycottMLB began trending.

Kapler, who is kicking off his first season as the Giants’ manager, gave the team a heads up ahead of the game.

“I spoke to the group and I gave them two messages. The first was that our coaching staff and organization would support any statement they wanted to make,” he said, according to Reuters.

President Trump was one of many voices weighing in on the move later.

“Looking forward to live sports,” the president tweeted Tuesday morning, “but any time I witness a player kneeling during the National Anthem, a sign of great disrespect for our Country and our Flag, the game is over for me!

Huff took a direct shot at the “woke” team’s manager in another tweet.

The Giants and the MLB were also slammed by the retired star who called them out for letting fans down.

Huff, who recently posted an impassioned argument against the mandatory wearing of masks due to COVID-19, had fired back at his former team earlier this year when they did not include him on the invitation list for the 10th anniversary of their World Series championship. While Huff played for five teams over his 13 seasons, he played for the Giants when they won the Series in 2010.

“We live in a country that is under attack,” Huff wrote at the time, in response to the team’s statement claiming he wasn’t invited because of “multiple comments on social media that are unacceptable and run counter to the values of our organization.”

“Society is desperately trying to take away our 1st Amendment, our freedom of speech, and our freedom of political association,” Huff wrote.

In another tweet on Tuesday, Huff noted in a photo of the kneeling players that Alyssa Nakken, the first female coach in MLB history, “has more balls” than some of the team.

Twitter users slammed the politically motivated stunt by the Giants, as well as by Los Angeles Angels pitcher Keynan Middleton who also took a knee — and raised a fist –during the anthem on Monday.

The “Boycott MLB” hashtag quickly prompted many divisive tweets, with Black Lives Matter advocates trashing Trump and his supporters.

Others, however, lamented the loss of fun the games used to provide and how fans no longer can escape the world’s political tensions by enjoying the sport.

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