MIAMI (WKOW) -- The manager of baseball's Miami Marlins has been suspended for five games, following his comments to Time Magazine, in which he was quoted as saying he loves and respects former Cuban leader Fidel Castro.
Manager Ozzie Guillen, who is from Venezuela, has been suspended, despite some in Miami's large Cuban-American community calling for him to be fired.
The Marlins' new stadium is in Miami's Little Havana area, where many Cuban exiles feel no affection for Castro.
At a news conference Tuesday, Guillen again apologized, saying he accepts the punishment.
He said that his comments were misinterpreted by the reporter, and he doesn't love or admire Castro. Guillen said the episode has left him sad and embarrassed.
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