CINCINNATI – Days after Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips was caught on tape berating a local sports reporter, a national organization is calling for an apology.
The National Association for the Advancement of Fat Acceptance told website TMZ.com that the Reds organization needs to address derogatory comments made to Cincinnati Enquirer reporter C. Trent Rosecrans, when Phillips called Rosecrans fat.
"Putting on an anti-bullying face then allowing the blasting of a reporter's body-size is not acceptable,” NAAFA told TMZ.com.
The original exchange between Phillips and Rosecrans was sparked by a tweet Rosecrans made about Phillips' on base percentage.
In an interview with manager Dusty Baker after a Reds versus St. Louis Cardinals’ game on Aug. 28, Phillips could be heard saying, “"Hey Dusty, the fat mother f***** on the end is worried about my on-base percentage. “
"[Brandon's] poor choice of words indicates that he may have missed the fact that verbal aggression and threats are bullying," NAAFA told TMZ.com.
You can watch the video of the incident below or at http://www.101sports.com/2013/08/28/reds-brandon-phillips-goes-reporter/ .
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