Tyler Collins apologizes for flipping the bird to Tigers fans
Detroit Tigers outfielder Tyler Collins apologized after the game Monday for flipping the bird to Tigers fans after being booed for losing a ball in the lights.
Oakland A’s shortstop Marcus Semien led off the sixth with a fly ball to left that Collins lost in the lights. Frustrated with his error and being booed, Collins then flipped off the home crowd.
It probably also didn’t help Collins’ mood that he is hitless in his last 12 at-bats.
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said after the team’s 7-3 victory that he addressed the gesture with Collins at the time and after the game.
Ausmus on Collins flipping the bird: "It's clearly something that can't happen." Said it was addressed immediately and again after game.
— Chris Iott (@Chris_Iott) April 26, 2016
Collins also apologized.
“I’m absolutely embarrassed it happened and I’m very sorry to everybody in Detroit,” Collins said via MLive.com’s Chris Iott.
Collins just better hope his actions don’t lead to a demotion, although that certainly would be teaching him a lesson.