Any other Blue Jays fans here?
It's been a terrible season and things just got worse.
You know how players wear black stripes under their eyes to reduce glare from the sun? Some players like to include messages on their eye black. Tim Tebow famously wrote Bible verses on his. Well, Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar played Saturday's game with some Spanish writing on his which turned out to translate as "You are a faggot". (Though some say the word "Maricon" could also translate as "pussy", which isn't exactly much better).
What posessed him to do this is anyone's guess. There's an investigation by Major League Baseball and a press conference by the Jays this afternoon. I suppose it's possible that he didn't do it deliberately and someone else put that on his face. It's been pointed out that the phrase contained a basic grammatical error which Escobar, having been raised in Cuba and speaking Spanish as his first language, would be unlikely to make. There are quite a few Spanish speaking players on the team so I don't know how nobody caught this.
Anyway, there's talk of a hefty fine, suspension and maybe even releasing him from the team.