So what really happened with the San Francisco Giants tweet on Monday? Obviously there was confusion, but many fans were outraged by the hint of racism to two different groups.
First, lets look at the tweet:
The Giants tweet is referencing Madison Bumgarner’s third strikeout of Enrique Hernandez. Hernandez’s nickname is Kiké…not Kike. So, by saying Kike they are automatically offending those of the Jewish religion. It seems they know how to use the correct “e” though?
— San Francisco Giants (@SFGiantsFans) September 20, 2016
On top of that, the use of KKK is less than socially acceptable. The Klu Klux Klan is obviously not a group you want associated with your franchise’s moral views. In one tweet, the Giants were able to offend both baseball fans and players alike.