Tigers player flips the bird to home crowd, apologizes after game

Posted at 5:59 AM, Apr 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-26 05:59:25-04

DETROIT, Mich. — Even though the Tigers won their game against Oakland at Comerica Park on Monday night, a Detroit player is finding himself in the negative spotlight after he flipped off the home crowd.

It was all because of a play in the 6th inning.  The Tigers had a comfortable lead, when center fielder Tyler Collins missed what should have been an easy fly ball.  The rest of the broken fielding almost resulted in a runner scoring, and Oakland would score on the next play anyway.

The crowd immediately booed Collins, who had one message to the fans:  a middle finger and some choice words.

After the game, Collins said he lost the ball in the light and apologized for his actions, saying even though the boos from a home crowd frustrated him, he should have been more mature.

The Tigers would end up winning the game with a final score of 7-3.  Miguel Cabrera was 4-4 with two home runs.