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The Marlins have suspended manager Ozzie Guillen for five days, for  telling  Time Magazine  "I love Fidel Castro."

Cubans in Miami protested and called for a boycott of Marlins games. 

One twitter commenter,   said, " Just to be clear. Amongst his many sins, Castro quashed the free speech movement and now Cubans in Miami are doing the same here?"

And you wonder why athletes are apolitical. Talk about fascism at work. 
Twitter has people suggesting that freedom of speech doesn't mean there are consequences. 
What does a man having a political opinion have to do with the work he does which has nothing to do with that opinion? I hate to say it but this makes arguments for anonymity on the net very viable.

The Marlins management are cowards. They take a man with an opinion and principle and beat him up. 

Of course they have the right to do that.  That doesn't make it right.

Guillen at press conference, post-suspension, says, in Spanish, " Sorry I hurt a city and country. I did so without intent. I feel like I betrayed my Latin community."

 

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I know many people of Cuban descent. They are not ... by steve windisch on Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 at 10:45:48 AM
No, he did a lot worse.. They haven't progressed s... by Skeptic1 on Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 at 3:53:24 PM
Better life expectance, lower infant mortality and... by Rob Kall on Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012 at 9:21:32 AM
include the return of UNIFRUIT's property to the s... by Samuel Bryan on Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 at 4:20:15 PM
than political correctness run amuck.More than eve... by Doc McCoy on Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 at 11:05:31 AM
did yo just agree with me? <G>... by Rob Kall on Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012 at 9:16:46 AM
with English being his fourth language, Spanish hi... by John Sanchez Jr. on Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 at 11:25:45 AM
We visited Cuba last summer and I left with admira... by Cameron Salisbury on Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 at 12:18:31 PM
The country should look like Hawaii, only richer, ... by Skeptic1 on Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 at 4:08:52 PM
This dictator has lined up and shot thousands and ... by sbaker on Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 at 1:22:35 PM
Steve said:"The "old guard" in Miami keeps on sold... by Skeptic1 on Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 at 4:25:42 PM
With regard to any illegal activities, maybe the C... by Blaine Kinsey on Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 at 10:02:13 PM
Would be that of the internationally-recognized go... by steve windisch on Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 at 7:06:06 PM
Perhaps in the "old days" the exposure to the West... by Doc McCoy on Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 at 7:34:02 PM
For the people who are living on the land now, and... by steve windisch on Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012 at 9:50:15 AM
How can we justify the assault on free speech. Our... by robert braunstein on Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 at 8:13:00 PM
Cuba is not blockaded, our country just refuses to... by Skeptic1 on Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 at 9:00:51 PM
If a ship docks in Cuba It cannot come to the Unit... by robert braunstein on Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 at 10:07:27 PM
That's right, the US is a big market to lose, but ... by Skeptic1 on Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012 at 1:11:59 PM
If you think someone taking your property by force... by Skeptic1 on Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 at 9:06:16 PM
The Cuban government should make a deal with the U... by Blaine Kinsey on Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 at 9:46:28 PM
About 1/3 of the land in the US is public land, an... by Skeptic1 on Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 at 10:05:20 PM
Thank you for dissembling and rationalizing and eq... by Blaine Kinsey on Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012 at 10:31:56 PM
but your mud slinging don't change the facts.and, ... by Skeptic1 on Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012 at 12:32:46 AM
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If I have anything to aay about it you can have Te... by robert braunstein on Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012 at 7:23:30 AM
to China.  We owe them that much at least. ... by Skeptic1 on Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012 at 1:01:47 PM
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That is a better solution anyway. ... by Skeptic1 on Thursday, Apr 12, 2012 at 6:46:45 PM
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Although an empty chair resists education, here is... by Blaine Kinsey on Thursday, Apr 12, 2012 at 8:45:35 PM
didn't have a well formed idea about how treaties ... by John Sanchez Jr. on Sunday, Apr 22, 2012 at 3:11:41 PM
is no picnic but it is much better in whole than l... by Mark Sashine on Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012 at 10:33:49 AM
You are trying to compare apples and oranges but I... by Skeptic1 on Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012 at 1:15:51 PM
typo, huh? I am not comparing anything. I just ... by Mark Sashine on Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012 at 1:36:14 PM
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