Fresno Grizzlies Issue Apology to AOC After Playing 'Enemies of Freedom' Video
The video was played in between baseball games on Monday.
A minor league baseball team issued an apology to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after the team played a video that implied she was an “enemy of freedom.”
The video was played in between games for the Fresno Grizzlies and was supposed to be a Memorial Day tribute.
In it, the voice of President Ronald Reagan spoke about "enemies of freedom," while images of Kim Jong Un, Fidel Castro and Ocasio-Cortez showed on screen.
“A pre-produced video outside of our front office was selected; unfortunately what was supposed to be a moving tribute, ended with some offensive and misleading editing, that made a statement that was not our intent and certainly not our opinion,” the team said in a statement.
The team also directly apologized to Ocasio-Cortez after the blunder.
“We're embarrassed we allowed this video to play without seeing it in its entirety first,” the Grizzlies said in a tweet. “We unconditionally apologize to Rep. Ocasio-Cortez in addition to our fans, community and those we hurt. It was a mistake and we will ensure that nothing like it ever happens again."
Ocasio-Cortez didn’t seem to address the mistake but did post a Memorial Day message to her Twitter.
“Today, #MemorialDay, we honor the lives of all those who gave their lives, both abroad and at home, in service to our country. It’s a hard day for many. Take time to be there for one another; to check in, share stories, reflect, or mark quietly with a moment of gratitude.”
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