FRESNO, Calif. — The Grizzlies are responding after showing a controversial Memorial Day video at the game on Monday night.
The video bashed Congress member Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez. The grizzlies are now apologizing.
During the game, they showed a video in honor of Memorial Day. It was a speech by President Ronald Reagan including patriotic images of the United States, as well as images of the men and women who served and gave the ultimate sacrifice.
In one part of the video during Reagan’s speech, he says ‘enemies of freedom and potential adversaries’, the video shows images of Progressive Socialist Democrat Congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio Cortez, along with dictators including Kim Jong Un, and Fidel Castro.
The grizzlies said the video was not properly vetted.
“We are very sorry for the video that played tonight. It was an oversight on our side from a staff member that is remorseful. We are very sorry to our fans and community and to Ms. Ocasio Cortez because what was seen tonight is not the views of the organization. It was truly an oversight,” said Derek Franks, President Fresno Grizzlies.
The Grizzlies said they have used this same video with Ronald Reagan’s speech before, but they said this was a different version.
They said the employee responsible didn’t watch the entire length of the video before airing it.
The Grizzlies said there will be an internal review.
Ocasio Cortez responded Tuesday.