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Ozzie Guillen Curses At Radio Reporter Paul Gallant Over Question About Fidel Castro Controversy

Posted: 05/08/2012 4:53 pm Updated: 05/08/2012 8:59 pm

Ozzie Guillen
Ozzie Guillen manager of the Miami Marlins claps before a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on May 6, 2012 in San Diego, California. The Marlins won 6-3. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

When Ozzie Guillen apologized for his controversial comments about Fidel Castro, the Miami Marlins manager said, "I will do everything in my power to make it better."

A few weeks later, Guillen seems less willing to do "everything" he can to make amends. Among the things that he apparently won't do is merely talking about the controversy. On Monday, Guillen cursed out Paul Gallant, a young reporter for 610 SportsRadio in Houston who asked if the backlash he received from his Castro comment had cooled down.

"Grow up motherf***er. F*** you! Are you kidding me?" Guillen fired back, via Sports Radio Interviews.

WARNING NSFW: Listen to fiery exchange at CBS HOUSTON.

According to Manny Navarro of the Miami Herald, Guillen said after the interview that he had been "waiting 15 [expletive] days for somebody to ask that question."

The Marlins suspended Guillen for his comments in April, which were published in an interview with TIME Magazine.

"I respect Fidel Castro," Guillen said while being interviewed for the article. "You know why? A lot of people have wanted to kill Fidel Castro for the last 60 years, but that son of a bitch is still there."

After Guillen returned from a five-game suspension imposed by the Marlins, fans were still still greeting him with protests. Even in good times, Guillen has made his employers nervous when he was near an open microphone or using social media. Those concerns are likely at an all-time high these days as even his "no comments" contain expletives.

Paul Gallant
I love Ozzie Guillen. Dude is fiery and passionate. I'm legit honored that he told me to f*ck off today when I asked him bt Castro comments


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