Aubrey Huff is not worth any attention on his own. The two-time World Series champion operates a toxic Twitter feed, where he frequently spews his unabashed racism and sexism. The San Francisco Giants rightfully disinvited Huff from their now-canceled 2010 World Series reunion celebration, after he had expressed his disgusting opposition to the team hiring MLB’s first female coach, Alyssa Nakken.
A San Francisco radio station made the mistake of interviewing Huff about his insane social media behavior, and promptly hung up on him, because the conversation went as you would expect.
I write all of that to explain: the purpose of this post is not to provide Huff with a platform. His Curt Schilling-lite routine is vapid, hateful and plain out sad. At this point, Huff is a laughingstock, and he is treated as such. On Thursday, when he tweeted out a ridiculously juvenile homophobic barb, he was roundly ridiculed.
The futile attempt at humor likely would’ve fallen flat at a middle-school lunch table, never mind in front of actual adults.
Openly gay ex-hockey player Brock McGillis thanked Huff for his support.
Oh thank you for doing your part to uplift the community.— Brock McGillis (@brock_mcgillis) July 23, 2020
I’m so grateful to have an ally like you. https://t.co/QEZ13K6lu6
Others accurately pointed out Huff’s remark is the gay equivalent of: “I can’t be racist. I have a Black friend.”
But most of all, Huff is just a joke.
There was a time not too long ago when remarks like that wouldn’t have been met with seemingly universal scorn in the sports world. Huff is a reject, tweeting his way into the Ratio Hall of Fame.