Ex-Giants Player Aubrey Huff Claims He Was Banned From Team Reunion Over Support For Donald Trump (TWEET)
Former San Francisco Giants player Aubrey Huff was part of the 2010 World Series Championship team, but he won’t be celebrating that feat after he was not invited to a reunion celebrating the San Francisco Giant’s 2010 victory.
Huff, who played his final 3 seasons with the Giants, says the reason he would not be invited is because of his support of President Donald Trump.
He tweeted his statement saying Giants CEO Larry Baer told him that the team’s decision was based on his “Twitter posts” and his “political support of Donald Trump.”
“My locker room humor on Twitter is meant to be satirical, and sarcastic. And it was that type of humor that loosened up the clubhouse in 2010 for our charge at the World Series,” Huff said.
“They loved it then, and it hasn’t changed. That’s not the issue. It’s politics,” he added. In the tweet, Huff tagged President Trump and Major League Baseball.
The Giants deny their decision to not invite Huff was based on his political leanings.
“Earlier this month, we reached out to Aubrey Huff to let him know that he will not be included in the upcoming 2010 World Series Championship reunion. Aubrey has made multiple comments on social media that are unacceptable and run counter to the values of our organization,” the Giants said in a statement, according to ESPN. “While we appreciate the many contributions that Aubrey made to the 2010 championship season, we stand by our decision.”
The 43-year-old said despite the San Francisco location, not all Giants fans are liberal.
“Quite frankly, shocked. Disappointed,” Huff said of the decision, according to the Athletic. “If it wasn’t for me, they wouldn’t be having a reunion. But if they want to stick with their politically correct, progressive bulls**t, that’s fine.”
Huff played in 157 games, hitting .290 with 26 homers and 86 RBIs in 2010. He retired after the 2012 season.