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(LifeSiteNews) –– On the same day that two MLB pitchers issued statements critical of the Los Angeles Dodgers’ decision to re-invite the sacrilegious “Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence” to receive an award at the team’s Pride Night, a third issued a groveling recantation for having previously called for boycotts of pro-LGBTQIA+ companies.

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Anthony Bass posted a short video on Twitter apologizing for an earlier Instagram video – now deleted – encouraging boycotts of Target and Budweiser and “any other corporation that’s pushing the things they’re pushing.”

“I recognized yesterday that I made a post that was hurtful to the Pride community, which includes friends of mine and close family members of mine, and I am truly sorry for that,” Bass began.

The self-abasement intensified:

I just spoke with my teammates and shared with them my actions yesterday, and I apologized with them.

Right now I’m using the Blue Jays’ resources to better educate myself to make better decisions moving forward.

After 24 hours, Bass’ mea culpa, which was published on the Blue Jays’ official Twitter account, was ratioed 4 to 1: 12,000 mostly negative comments to just 3,300 “Likes.”

Reactions from disappointed fans were brutal.

“Oh my god dude,” wrote Twitter user Bronx Hawk said. “Grow a pair and stick up for yourself.”

“Looks like a hostage video,” observed another Twitter user.  “Congrats on getting a Christian scalp, Blue Jays.”

“[I don’t know] who this dude is or what he said but this looks like a hostage situation,” agreed another Twitter user..

It looks like Bass faces a long summer in MLB LGBTQIA+ re-education camp.

Blue Jays general manager John Schneider reportedly told the press that Bass’ statement is a “first step” but not enough. “It’s not going to be a 15- or 30-second apology and say, ‘OK, I did my part.’”