Toronto Blue Jays Outfielder Kevin Pillar is in hot water after uttering a homophobic slur during Wednesday nights game against the Atlanta Braves. Pillar struck out swinging after Motte quick-pitched him. After he struck out that is when Pillar yelled a homophobic slur towards Motte on the mound that is when the benches cleared.
The benches clear in Atlanta after Kevin Pillar takes exception to Jason Motte’s quick pitch in the top of the 7th inning!!! pic.twitter.com/fcwxtUWuYL
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After the game Pillar apologized but took hit for the apology because he never actually said why he was apologizing.
Early Thursday afternoon both Pillar and the Blue Jays issued statements:
Statement from the Toronto Blue Jays. pic.twitter.com/ASZuzUM6RM
— Blue Jays (@BlueJays) May 18, 2017
— Kevin Pillar (@KPILLAR4) May 18, 2017
Shortly after the statements were released the Jays and Pillar held a press conference. It was then that the Jays announced they were suspending Pillar for two games because of his comments. MLB will not be taking further actions.