SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Yet another key meltdown by the San Francisco bullpen wasn’t the only thing to go seriously wrong for the Giants Monday night.
A tweet captured and reported by Yahoo Sports also was the cause of embarrassment for the team.READ MORE: UPDATE: News Crew Security Guard Shot in Oakland Dies From Injuries; Photo of Suspect Vehicle Released
The tweet was sent out by the Giants staff during the game following Madison Bumgarner’s third strike out of Dodgers outfielder Enrique Hernandez and triggered an instant outcry and was soon deleted.READ MORE: UPDATE: 2 Men Shot Outside South Bay High School Football Playoff Game
Hernandez’s nickname is Kiké with a tilde over the e.
Some were offended by the use of “KKK” for the three strikeouts, pointing out those letters are more commonly used in reference to the Ku Klux Klan.MORE NEWS: Motorist Arrested on Suspicion of DUI, Gun, Drug Offenses in Suisun City
Without the tilde over the “e” – the word comes out as kike – a derogatory slur offensive to Jewish people.