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Saturday, June 6, 2020

Jonathan Papelbon played pro-Donald Trump song in clubhouse

Jonathan Papelbon

We already knew that Jonathan Papelbon was an opinionated and outspoken ballplayer not unlike his former Boston Red Sox teammate Curt Schilling. What we didn’t realize was that his attitude spilled over to sharing his tastes with his teammates and the press.

According to a story from The Washington Post’s Dan Steinberg, Papelbon would play a pro-Donald Trump song while reporters were in the Washington Nationals’ clubhouse on multiple occasions.

Here’s Steinberg describing the song:

The ditty was called “Vote For Trump,” and it included promises that “the wall will get built by Mexico” and that Trump would “bring back country [and] get rid of rap,” also noting that “if you don’t like it you can all just kiss our a–.”

Here’s the song, which is sung in a country tune and has some inappropriate language:

Should Papelbon playing this song around the clubhouse really surprise us? Probably not, especially when you think about the T-shirt he wanted to wear to his apology press conference.

H/T Deadspin

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