Boston Red Sox right-fielder J.D. Martinez, who is hitting a hot .337 with 38 home runs, is caught up in a "Hitler controversy."
The Boston Globe headline explains:
J.D. Martinez posted controversial Instagram comments six years agoThe controversial Instagram comment?
A photo of Hitler doing the Nazi salute and a quote that Martinez attributed to him — “To conquer a nation, First disarm it’s (sic) citizens.”
Which is about one of the most damn heroic and logical things you can point out in this era where the pathological altruists want to take guns away from everyone but the government.
Martinez said he did not mean to offend anyone with the post, explaining his motivation at the time as honoring his family’s struggle with Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. Martinez, 31, was born in Miami to parents of Cuban descent.
“As most of you guys know I’m Cuban-American, and most of my family was run out of Cuba because of a brutal dictator,” he told reporters, as recorded by Providence Journal. “It’s terrible. It’s one of those things where I’ll never get to meet some of my family because of it.”
Martinez, having one of his best offensive years after signing a five-year, $110 million contract with the Red Sox in the offseason, chalked the sudden controversy surrounding him up to the spotlight he plays in and the recent social media trend.
Go Red Sox! Go Martinez!
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