Astros infielder Yuli Gurriel opened the scoring for the Astros in Game 3 of the World Series on Friday night, as he crushed a home run to left field in the second inning.
But it’s what happened afterward that has been the subject of much discussion.
After making his way back to the dugout following the home run, Gurriel put his fingers on the sides of his eyes, appearing to make fun of pitcher Yu Darvish for his Asian ethnicity. He then laughed and said something as well, which, by reading his lips, looked to be “Chinito.” That’s a derogatory slang used to refer to Asians.
Twitter users sure weren’t happy about Gurriel’s questionable actions.
We can expect reporters to ask Gurriel about his questionable gesture in the dugout after the game.