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Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona didn’t mean to flip the bird during Game 3 of the ALCS, and he’s “embarrassed” his “nervous habit” came across that way.
The TBS broadcast appeared to show Francona extending his middle finger under his right eye in the dugout while looking at the camera Monday against the Toronto Blue Jays.
“God, I was so embarrassed when I heard that or when somebody asked me that after the game,” Francona said on ESPN’s Mike & Mike. “I think I have a nervous habit of kind of picking my face a little bit.
“I would never do that (intentionally). My goodness, I mean maybe in the clubhouse, but not out there.”