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Players should be able to hug each other without judgement


August 16, 2018

While hanging out in the dugout during a July 29 game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Atlanta Braves left fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. laid his head on second baseman Ozzie Albies’ chest. And in the cuddle heard round the world, Albies didn’t move away, instead putting his arm around Acuna and rubbing the back of his head.

What resulted was an explosion on social media, as people criticized the interaction, calling it “uncomfortable” and questioning the men’s sexuality. Even the game announcers had a not-so-graceful response, joking awkwardly about the “head massage” and asking...

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