Tiger outfielder won’t face suspension from MLB over gesture at fans

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Tyler Collins, Detroit Tigers

DETROIT (AP) — Tigers outfielder Tyler Collins will not be suspended by Major League Baseball for directing an obscene gesture at booing home fans in Detroit after losing a ball in the lights Monday night.

An MLB spokesman confirmed Tuesday that Collins won’t face a suspension.

Collins extended the middle finger on his left hand and waved it from right to left, and also appeared to yell an obscenity at the fans. He apologized afterward, saying he “lashed out completely inappropriately” and was “embarrassed” about what happened.

Collins said he could not see the flyball hit by Oakland’s Marcus Semien, and an error charged to left fielder Justin Upton allowed Semien to reach third, bringing on the boos.

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1 Comment

  • Greg Nash

    Ah yes, because rules don’t apply to “professional” athletes.
    Yet another of the many reasons why pro sports are being abandoned by fans of the games.