Of course, in his country it’s also okay to set the help on fire

June 21st, 2006 → 5:39 pm @ // No Comments

After White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen called Chicago Sun-Times columnist Jay Mariotti a “piece of shit” and a “fucking fag,” Guillen justified his use of the homophobic slur to Greg Couch this way: “I don’t have anything against those people. In my country, you can call someone something like that and it is not the same as it is in this country.”

It’s true: apparently the rules for how to behave in polite society are different in Venezuala. Like the time Guillen’s friend Ugueth Urbina was charged with attempted murder after purportedly attacking some of his farmhands with a machete and dousing them with gasoline. Guillen explained that incident by saying, “Ugie’s reputation is he overreacts a little, not only in the United States, but also in Venezuela.”

Post Categories: homophobia & Ozzie Guillen & Sports Reporters & Ugueth Urbina

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