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For Anti-Gay Message

9/18/2012 2:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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091812_escobar_launchToronto Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar has just apologized for displaying a homophobic message ON HIS FACE during a recent game ... telling his fans, "honestly, I’m sorry."

29-year-old Escobar was hit with a 3 game suspension for decorating his eye black patches with the Spanish word for f**got" -- which he wore during Saturday's game against Boston (below).

Yunel Escobar's eye black with a gay slur.Moments ago, Escobar addressed the media ... and explained, "I feel bad, I’m leaving my team for something I didn’t intend to do. I have nothing against the gay community and honestly I’m sorry."

He claimed, "It was just a joke and it wasn’t directed to anyone in particular."

Escobar says the phrase has a different meaning in Spanish ... but when asked to clarify what it meant to him or why he wrote it ... he couldn't come up with a real answer.

Escobar will forfeit his salary for the games he will miss -- with portions of the money reportedly going to GLAAD ... a powerful gay rights organization.

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Bnat1984    

Im sooo tired of people apologizing to Gays everytime
they feel offended, people can have they're own opinion of whoever they want whether it's right or wrong.... people act like being homophobic is a crime!

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Big D    

OMG he offended the gays! Big freaking deal.... Que se jodan los maricones que no pueden tomar una broma

700 days ago
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upset    

this is a joke.. has everyone forgotten that god created adam and eve , not adam and steve.. we as people should have never let this go on. thease people will be sinned by god on judgement day. you're not born gay , you're born innocent..this is pathetic

700 days ago
109.

Gerri    

He doth protest too much.

700 days ago
110.

Dustin    

He Looks Pretty Close To Being Gay Himself...Im Sure It Was An Act Of Hiding His-Selfs True Identidy

699 days ago
111.

Kate    

If you need to be schooled on why the word F***got is so offensive, watch this. The whole thing is great but the relevant bit starts around 5:01.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-55wC5dEnc&feature=player_detailpage

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