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Red Sox won't give out David Ortiz bobbleheads because they're too ugly

The Boston Red Sox were supposed to give away David Ortiz bobbleheads to fans at Fenway Park Tuesday night, but the team cancelled the promotion because it felt the collector's items portrayed Big Papi in a "racially insensitive" manner.

Ticket-holders for tonight's game against the Yankees will receive a more proper bobblehead at a later date.

In the meantime, just shake your head in disappointment.

The Boston Red Sox issued a statement Tuesday cancelling their promotional night at the ballpark.




The Red Sox said they were unhappy with the portrayal of Ortiz and felt the doll's facial expressions were a little racially offensive.

The team did not go into detail about what exactly was wrong with the bobbleheads, but a number of photos of the flawed figures surfaced on Twitter from various media members and people who received the bobblehead ahead of the promotion.

Ortiz is one of the most popular players in Red Sox history, having led the team to three World Series since 2004 (starting with an epic comeback from a 3-0 deficit against the Yankees) after a drought of nearly 90 years including some painful playoff losses. The game will also be the last time Alex Rodriguez plays for the Yankees at Fenway Park as the third basemen announced he will play his final Major League game Friday.

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