Braves announcer backtracks on Willson Contreras 'haymaker' comments
|Saturday, June 29, 2019, 9:56 AM- -|
Braves announcer Jeff Francoeur came under fire recently especially by Cubs fans was some remarks he said about All-Star catcher Willson Contreras during a broadcast in the Cubs-Braves series.
Francoeur said during the telecast that he wish he would have punched Contreras back in 2016 during a scuffle.
"Quite frankly, I wish I had just thrown a haymaker and been done with it," Francoeur said. “If I knew that was my last year, I would have."
However, on Friday, Francoeur backtracked a little when interviewed by TMZ Sports.
"If you go listen to it, I actually said it more joking. I laughed while I said it. It was fun."
He went on to say that Contreras was "a hell of a player."