Ozzie Guillen did not endear himself to Cubans when he recently expressed his admiration for Fidel Castro in a magazine article. Here are some other controversies that involved Guillen.
After the White Sox 2005 World Series Championship, Ozzie Guillen skipped the visit to the White House because he had already planned a vacation with his family. The White Sox manager was roundly criticized by Mayor Daley.
In 2010 Guillen was outspoken against Arizona's immigration law, saying: "There are a lot of people from this country who are lazy. We're not. ... We do the hard work. We're the ones who go out and work in the sun to make this country better."
In 2010 Ozzie Guillen said that Asian players received better treatment than Latino players. Guillen noted that teams provide most Asian players with translators but do not for Spanish-speaking players.
During a pregame interview in 2006, Guillen went on a rant about then Sun-Times columnist Jay Mariotti, calling him a "f------ fag." It prompted a $20,000 fine from Major League Baseball and Guillen was forced to undergo sensitivity training.
Ozzie on umpire Joe West after a game in 2010:" He thinks he's the s--- in the field. People pay to watch f---ing players play, not to see umpires and managers. I don't see any people say, 'I'm going to see Ozzie Guillen manage or Joe West f---ing umpire.
Ozzie Guillen apologized several times for his favorable comments about Fidel Castro, explaining: ‘‘What I wanted to say in Spanish, I said in English in a wrong way.’’