What is wrong with David Ortiz’s bobblehead?
The Red Sox were supposed to give away David Ortiz bobbleheads on Tuesday. Nope.A statement from the #RedSox regarding tonight’s David Ortiz bobblehead giveaway https://www.yankeesedges.com/new-york-yankees/andy-pettitte-jersey : pic.twitter.com/btKRFyvDIE Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) August 9, 2016″Unacceptable” and “not appropriate for distribution” seems harsh, until you actually look at the thing.This is apparently the David Ortiz bobblehead deemed unacceptable. Endeavoring to find out why it was. pic.twitter.com/NmNiDBkPLv Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) August 9, 2016MORE: Inside the Green MonsterNow, that’s clearly meant to commemorate Ortiz’s “this is our fing city” speech after the Boston Marathon bombings. Perfect. The uniform checks out they wore ones with “Boston” on the front, not “Red Sox,” for that game. What could the problem be?Ok I can see why they cancelled Ortiz bobblehead night pic.twitter.com/3E9AtWgxOy Connor #2019Champs (@connortheOGfam) Mariano Rivera Jersey August 9, 2016Ah, yes. The mouth. It’s because of the mouth. David Ortiz does not have white lips. Know who has white lips? Racist caricatures have white lips. This is not an Al Jolson bobblehead.#RedSox president Sam Kennedy said the bobbleheads were inaccurate and judged to be racially insensitive. Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) August 9, 2016So Aaron Hicks Jersey , the Red Sox tried to honor one of the best players in franchise history (good) and accidentally commi sionedseveral thousand racist collectibles instead (bad). Better luck next time!