If you don’t want anyone to think you’re a homophobe maybe the right way to go about doing that isn’t painting a gay slur on your eye-black before a professional baseball player.
Yunel Escobar, a Toronto Blue Jays shortstop, decided it would be a great idea to write said slur in Spanish on his black under-eye paint for a game on Saturday. Spanish is such a top secret language, after all.
Shockingly enough, not everyone was pleased with it. Now, Escobar has to serve a three day suspension and work with GLAAD and the You Can Play project.
But just so you know, he didn’t mean it in a homophobic way because — wait for it — he has gay friends! Friends like his hairdresser… no we aren’t making this up.
“I have friends who are gay. The person who decorates my house is gay, the person who cuts my hair is gay,” he said at a press conference. “I have various friends who are gay.”
That sensitivity training you’ll be getting should come in handy, Escobar.