Pillar, Blue Jays apologize to LGBTQ community for his use of a homosexual slur
Pillar used a slur in full view of the camera toward the Braves on Wednesday
As previously noted, Blue Jays center fielder Kevin Pillar is (the six-letter word that starts with an "f") on Wednesday night, directed toward Braves reliever Jason Motte in light of what Pillar considered a quick-pitch.
Pillar made some post-game comments on the matter and came under fire for slipping in "it's a part of the game."
On Thursday afternoon, Pillar and the Blue Jays issued statements to apologize.
Here is Pillar's apology:
And here is the statement the Blue Jays issued:
The altercation was the first of two between the Braves and Blue Jays on Wednesday and the two teams will do battle again in Atlanta on Thursday at 7:35 p.m. ET.