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Should Yulieski Gurriel have played in the World Series after making a racist gesture?

Houston Astros first baseman Yulieski Gurriel made a huge impact in a pivotal Game 5 victory. But should he have played at all? Gurriel was caught making a racist gesture after homering off Dodgers pitcher, and Japanese national Yu Darvish. MLB suspended him for five games next year, but many feel like he should have been banned during the World Series. Still, he apologized for his actions, Darvish accepted it and he was punished. What do you think? 

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After hitting a home run off Darvish, Gurriel was caught pulling his eyes back in the dugout and mocking the Japanese pitcher. Gurriel apologized and will be suspended next year for five games. Should he have been suspended for at least one game in the World Series?

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"You can't be racist in MLB, unless it's the World Series." That's the message league commissioner Rob Manfred made when he decided to suspend Gurriel for his racist gesture for five games in the regular season, rather than in the World Series when it actually matters. Suspending him next year makes no sense and no impact. Suspensions should be immediate, and he won't really learn a lesson if he's allowed to play in the biggest series of his life after making an incredibly offensive expression. 

The rest of teammates could have learned that lesson if he wasn't there to hit huge home runs in that game. Now, the Astros will learn that inappropriate behavior in pursuit of a World Series title has no consequences. Gurriel should not have played in Game 5 of the World Series or the rest of the series.

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People are so sensitive. It's obvious that Gurriel was just having fun. He played in Japan and has a great respect for the country, in his own words. He already apologized to Darvish, and the Dodgers pitcher said that everyone should learn from it and move forward. If Darvish is not pushing for an immediate suspension, no one else should be making a big fuss about it.

Oh, and in case you didn't know, Gurriel did get punished. He is missing five games and five game checks next year because of what he did. That's a pretty substantial punishment already. He shouldn't have to miss the biggest games of his life because of a second of ignorance. That's not fair.

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FINAL RESULTS
Sports
Should Yulieski Gurriel have played in the World Series after making a racist gesture?
#BanGurriel
A festive crown for the winner
#ApologyAccepted