“Tf this gotta do with baseball” – MLB fans WHACK NY Yankees for releasing tribute statement regarding death of former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger
The New York Yankees are facing severe heat from the fans following their post of mourning the death of Henry Kissinger.
Henry Kissinger (Pic Credit: AP)
On Thursday, former USA Secretary of State Henry Kissinger passed away at the age of 100. Several tributes soon started flooding in his remembrance. The baseball side, the New York Yankees were among them who honored him. However, fans have been unhappy regarding it.
In the statement released by the team, they expressed their sorrow and informed that they are “profoundly saddened” by his passing. The franchise also labeled him as a “lifelong‘ friend of the organization.
During the 2012 Yankees Magazine, Kissinger claimed to have started watching baseball and attending Yankee games at their old stadium in 1938 after moving away from Germany. The diplomat would serve as the national advisor and work as the secretary of state during Richard Nixon‘s administration and also won a Nobel Peace Prize for his work during his tenure.
However, a majority of baseball fans have never welcomed him to the sport. His actions against Cambodia, Chile, Bangladesh, and beyond were condemned by many people. Some of them would even label him as a war criminal. Nonetheless, he was good friends with Yankees owner George Steinbrenner and often watched games along with him. Check out the statement released by the New York side on X below:
Fans berate NY Yankees for honoring Henry Kissinger
The death of a person can never bring any sort of happiness. The death of Henry Kissinger though has strangely been cheered on as some fans voiced their frustrations against him. While the MLB fans did not say an ill word regarding the 100-year-old diplomat’s passing away, they were quick to react when the New York Yankees posted a statement regarding him.
Fans on social media have since berated the 27-time World Series winner for this statement. Some fans laughed at the social media intern team, while some called the post “embarrassing“. One user would go on to write, “Tf this gotta do with baseball.”
Sharing a wide spectrum of reactions online, here’s what fans have to say on X:
It will probably take a while for the fans to calm down. Another major reason for their outrage has been the poor performance of the team this year. The Yankees finished with a disappointing 82-80 record and missed out on the playoffs. The upcoming days and weeks will be crucial for the Yankees as they seek to turn around their fortunes and improve from last season.
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