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Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen’s five-game suspension for claiming his "love" for Cuban leader Fidel Castro shows nothing more than that sports justice is a strange and deeply disconcerting form of jurisprudence. Apparently, you can hurl an anti-gay slur against a newspaper columnist, as Guillen did in 2006, but praising Castro is just plain unforgivable. In fact, Guillen is an all-purpose offender. He snubbed a US president by refusing to go to a post-World Series White House celebration. He praised the president of his native country of Venezuela, the American-bashing Hugo Chavez. He has even taken on Arizona’s anti-immigration stances by praising illegal immigrants’ work ethic compared to that of “lazy’’ Americans.


Kayyem, Juliette. "Ozzie Guillen: Why This Controversy, Now?" Boston Globe, April 12, 2012.