Should freedom of speech have protected Ozzie Guillen?
The Miami Marlins baseball team suspended their manager, Ozzie Guillen for 5 games today in response to comments he made in an interview with Time magazine. In the interview, Guillen said, “I love Fidel Castro.” Time reported Guillen as saying in the article. “I respect Fidel Castro, you know why? A lot of people have wanted to kill Fidel Castro for the last 60 years, but that motherf****r is still here.”
Were the Marlins right to suspend him? Are the Cuban Americans calling for his firing right? Isn’t there just a hint of hypocrisy in decrying Castro’s suppression of dissenting voices, but silencing any speech we don’t personally like?