Farants Zaidi of Giants Tears Scottsdale, Arizona, City Councilor for Commentary “I Can’t Breathe”

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When the Giants baseball president Farhan Zaidi saw the viral video of a Scottsdale, Arizona city councilor speaking at an anti-mask rally, it outraged him. Guy Phillips, at the rally not far from Scottsdale Stadium, the Giants’ spring training center, wore a black mask and repeatedly said, “I can’t breathe” before removing it and rolling my eyes.

These are the last words spoken by George Floyd, who was killed by Minneapolis police last month. “Madness. Insanity, “said Phillips, who received loud cheers from Arizonans when he threw off his mask.

“I mean, this guy,” Zaidi told the Athletic. “You can quote me on that. F— this guy. ”

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey criticized Phillips for his comments, and Phillips apologized – “It was a stupid and callous comment that I shouldn’t have made, and I had no intention of disrespect anyone by making this comment ”- but Zaidi stayed steamed.

Coronavirus cases have reached record levels in Arizona, and many Giants players and employees live in the Scottsdale area.



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