Blue Jays Player Kevin Pillar Calls Atlanta Braves Pitcher "F*ggot" After Striking Out

Toronto Blue Jays player Kevin Pillar called Atlanta Braves pitcher Jason Motte a "faggot" after being on the receiving end of a strikeout. 

He's now being investigated by Major League Baseball. 

Pillar has acknowledged his mistake according to video from Sportsnet.ca; he says:

"It just stems from a little frustration in myself and, just the way the series has been going. It was immature, it was stupid, it was uncalled for, it's part of the game. I'm a competitive guy and, you know, heat of the moment. Obviously I'm gonna do whatever I gotta do to reach out and apologize and let him know that he didn't do anything wrong and it was all on me. Obviously, something to learn from. Something to move on from and don't let it define me." 

According to CBS Sports:

The investigation is likely more a discussion about what to do in terms of a possible fine and/or suspension along with attachments such as sensitivity counseling, because it was pretty clear what Pillar said and he seemed to be admitting wrongdoing after the game.  

Thoughts?

 

(H/T: Towleroad)

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Making this idiot run around the locker room with a bat stuck up his ass is just as much part of the game

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If he'd said "N****r" the umpire would have probably immediately ejected him from the game.  Why of this word or any other homophobic slur tolerated & why does the use of them require "an investigation" before action is taken.  

Slurs against other humans should not be permitted in any sport.  The officials ought to be able to immediately impose a penalty or eject the offender from the game.

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Heat of the moment??? He didn't do anthing wrong??? WTF kind of apology is that?? Typical homophobe response!

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"It's part of the game"?  It reminds me of someone else commenting that something he said was "locker room talk."  Both men are disgusting.

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