Yankees ‘No. 1 fan’ heads to Hall of Shame, fans slam his racial bias

Rudy Giuliani looks pertrubed as he was booed by fans at Yankee Stadium on May 30, 2018.
John Allen
Monday June 19, 2023

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Yankees legend Lou Gehrig, today’s birthday boy, once famously said, “There is no room in baseball for discrimination.” How can the Yankees’ self-declared No. 1 fan Rudy Giuliani violate those sacred words that imbibe the organization and its fans with a spirit of fraternity? He is destined for the Hall of Shame for his racial bias.

And above all, Rudy Giuliani, the ex-mayor of New York City, tried to take shelter behind patriotism — his patriotism in fact violates all values that the US stands for — while asserting his racial base. He tried to drag the Yankees into his prejudiced thoughts by claiming that he refrained from attending Yankees games as a result of the organization’s backing of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Rudy ‘Guilt’ Giuliani can’t be a Yankees fan

Rudy Giuliani revealed his decision to abstain from attending New York Yankees games, a choice that became apparent when he faced disapproval from fans on his birthday in 2018. Giuliani’s remarks on his Yankees game attendance were made in the context of criticizing the Los Angeles Dodgers for hosting a “Pride Night” event featuring a drag group that parodies nuns.

During an interview with Newsmax, Rudy Giuliani expressed his opinion that the American people should refrain from attending the Dodgers’ games. He claimed that the Los Angeles team had taken a stance against Christianity, which he referred to as declaring war, and encouraged people to disregard the team altogether. In a tweet shared on Friday, Giuliani called for a boycott of the Dodgers, suggesting that it should be observed until at least 2023.

During the same interview, Rudy Giuliani mentioned his previous boycott of the Yankees due to their support for the Black Lives Matter movement. He stated that his love for his country outweighed his interest in baseball and expressed his preference for prioritizing his nation over the sport.

“I did that with the Yankees when they supported Black Lives Matter. Sorry, I love my country more than baseball,” he told.

During his interview with Newsmax, Giuliani did not provide specific details about the duration of his boycott or whether he has resumed attending games since then. When asked for clarification by HuffPost, Giuliani did not respond immediately.

Yankees stand by their social commitment

In July 2020, the Yankees made a public statement declaring their support for the “Black lives matter” movement, with players wearing T-shirts bearing the same message. Rody Giuliani, in a Twitter post during that time, criticized the Yankees players for their act of kneeling before the game, labeling it as hypocritical, and expressed his disapproval of the team’s support for BLM, deeming it disgraceful.

Despite his claim of boycotting the Yankees since the summer of 2020, Rudy Giuliani has remained an active and vocal supporter of the team on Twitter. He often refers to himself as the “Yankees’ No. 1 fan,” which seems contradictory to his boycott statement.

In a clip from last fall, the ex-NYC mayor proudly showcased his Yankees World Series ring and jokingly offered it as a ceremonial gift. He mentioned his intention to provide commentary on a Yankees playoff game, indicating his continued enthusiasm and involvement with the team.

“Some mayors would take a passive approach, and support both the @Yankees and @Mets… Not me! I am #Yankees all the way,” Giuliani wrote in a tweet in October. “You ALWAYS know where I stand.”

Last season, Rudy Giuliani took to social media to share videos of his animated reactions to Yankees games during their playoff run. Just last month, he expressed his enduring love for the team, referring to them as one of his “great passions.” In a recent video, he could be seen cheering on the Yankees while watching a game on his phone, accompanied by the rallying cry, “Let’s Go, @Yankees ⚾️ 🇺🇲.”

Yankees fans slam Rudy Giuliani for his racism

Jacqelyn Martin

The Yankees nation sees baseball as a unifying factor devoid of any bias, prejudice, or discrimination. Its pinstripes in itself a symbol of a multicultural society in the United States.

As soon as the news of Rudy Giuliani’s racial boycott spread, Yankees fans took to Twitter to denounce the ex-NYC mayor.

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