Tigers centerfielder Tyler Collins has apologized after flipping off fans at Comerica Park Monday night.
Collins lost a fly ball during the top half of the sixth, and he responded to the cavalcade of boos with a strong bird.
“Fuck everybody here,” Collins appears to say. “I don’t give a fuck.”
Collins issued a lengthy apology to reporters after the game.
When Zim’s cruising, and we’ve got a 6-0 lead, nobody wants that ball to get lost less than me. Nobody does. That hurts. And to be at home, and to hear boos after that play, hit a trigger inside of me, and I lashed out — completely inappropriately. I’m absolutely embarrassed that it happened, and I’m sorry to everyone in Detroit.
I want you guys to understand that I love this team, and I want to win, and so when we come home and get booed, it’s tough to swallow. But like I said, I apologize completely. I’m embarrassed in myself. I know my family’s embarrassed in me. I’m sure these guys are, too. I’m just sorry it happened.
Detroit went on to win, 7-3.