- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Former San Francisco Giants star Aubrey Huff said Tuesday that he was uninvited from this year’s reunion marking the anniversary of their 2010 World Series win because of his outspoken support for President Trump.

Mr. Huff said he was informed several weeks ago by team president Larry Baer that the board had voted “unanimously” to ban him from the summer event.

“When I asked why I wasn’t invited, he told [me] the board didn’t approve of my Twitter posts and my political support of Donald Trump,” Mr. Huff wrote in a statement. “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 a World Series title. They loved it then, and it hasn’t changed. That’s not the issue. It’s politics.”

The Giants issued a statement confirming Mr. Huff had been uninvited but made no mention of his support for the president or politics.

“Aubrey has made multiple comments on social media that are unacceptable and run counter to the values of our organization,” the team said, The Athletic first reported. “While we appreciate the many contributions that Aubrey made to the 2010 championship season, we stand by our decision.”

Meanwhile, Mr. Huff wants Giants board members to understand that not all fans are liberals.

“I have had thousands of diehard Giants fans reach out to me on my social media platforms to support me,” he wrote. “We live in a country that is under attack. Society is desperately trying to take away our first amendment, our freedom of speech, and our freedom of political association.

Mr. Huff ended his statement with “#MAGA2020.” It was later retweeted by the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr.

Mr. Huff has come under fire in the past for his tweets. In January, he tweeted that he “couldn’t imagine taking baseball instruction from an ex female softball player,” after the Giants hired coach Alyssa Nakken.

He also posted a tweet about kidnapping Iranian women and said, “Let’s get a flight over and kidnap about 10 each. We can bring them back here as they fan us and feed us grapes, amongst other things.”

In November, he caused backlash after he said he was getting his sons “trained up on how to use a gun” in case Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders wins the election.

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