BOSTON (WHDH) - The Boston Red Sox cancelled a David Ortiz bobblehead giveaway Tuesday, just hours before the game, calling the figurines offensive.

The Red Sox released a statement Tuesday afternoon saying the bobbleheads were “unacceptable to the club and not appropriate for distribution.”

New bobbleheads will be issued to all ticketed fans at a later date. Fans who attended Tuesday’s game hoping for a bobblehead told 7News they were disappointed with the news.

“I came all the way from Miami just for the bobblehead,” said Anthony Antigua, who came from Miami. “It’s a shame they won’t be giving it out today.”

 

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