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Braves apologize for playing ‘Rock You Like a Hurricane’ during game against Miami

Braves apologize for playing ‘Rock You Like a Hurricane’ during game against Miami

A day that began with the Atlanta Braves making a generous gesture toward those displaced by Hurricane Irma subsequently featured an apology by the team for an insensitive gesture toward the same people.

During a home game Thursday against the Miami Marlins, the team played “Rock You Like a Hurricane,” a 1984 hit by the Scorpions that has attained enduring popularity but the usage of which, particularly given the opponent, was deemed inappropriate by many observers.

According to the Miami Herald’s Clark Spencer, a Braves official apologized for the song, saying that it was on the team’s regular playlist but should have been pulled. The official added that the song would not be used again during the series.

Hours before the game, the Braves announced that “all Florida residents” who traveled to the Atlanta area during the four-game series against the Marlins would be eligible to receive free tickets. The invitation extended to “residents of the Georgia and South Carolina counties under evacuation orders” ahead of the arrival of Irma on U.S. soil.

pbmatt

September 8th, 2017

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