The Truth Behind That Viral Video of Ozzie Albies Embracing Ronald Acuña Hit With Homophobic Jokes

"Hyper masculinity has poisoned our community for far too long."

During Sunday's MLB game between the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers, Ozzie Albies and Ronald Acuña Jr. were caught in a friendly embrace that resulted in many homophobic comments. 

In the dugout, Albies was seen holding and massaging Acuña Jr. During the broadcast of the game, the announcers made remarks making fun of the gentleman, who were also teased on social media. 

  • Upon seeing the video, some people found the embrace inappropriate for two grown men

    While there were several rumors as to why the men were holding each other, nothing has been confirmed. Many fans familiar with Albies and Acuña Jr. have stated the teammates are great friends from countries where it is not uncommon for men to show each other affection. 

  • The toxic masculinity exhibited after the clip went viral was thoroughly shut down on Twitter

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