Stephen A. Smith probably really hated watching Vlad Guerrero Jr. win the All-Star MVP on Tuesday night.
Earlier this week Smith drew severe backlash after he said MLB superstar Shohei Ohtani was harming the game by not speaking English and using a translator while speaking to the media.
Stephen A. Smith says Shohei Ohtani needing an interpreter "contributes to harming" baseball 🤦♂️ pic.twitter.com/2J5jRGartx
— Jordan Heck (@JordanHeckFF) July 12, 2021
“The fact that you got a foreign player that doesn’t speak English, that needs an interpreter, believe it or not, I think contributes to harming the game to some degree, when that’s your box-office appeal,”
“When you talk about an audience, gravitating to the tube, or to the ballpark to actually watch you, I don’t think it helps that the No. 1 face … needs an interpreter to understand what the hell he’s saying.”
Unfortunately for Smith, who apologized profusely for his comments about Ohtani several times, the top vote getter and MVP of the All-Star game Vladimir Guerrero Jr. used a translator during his MVP speech.
Stephen A Smith punching air rn during this Vlad Guerrero Jr interview
— Alex Hallmark (@lexhallmark) July 14, 2021
please don’t show stephen a. smith this video of vlad guerrero jr. winning an award and then using an interpreter during the interview pic.twitter.com/NCEupNQ6nv
— mike taddow (@MikeTaddow) July 14, 2021
— Greg ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻 (@GregDTWD) July 14, 2021
Hey @stephenasmith Vladimir Guerrero Jr. just won the ASG MVP. He has a translator btw
— mize’s glove enthusiast (@donniekellybaby) July 14, 2021
— 🗣Winky Spanish!!! (@MrMach5) July 14, 2021
Stephen A. Smith must be trembling right now seeing Vlad Guerrero Jr. using an interpreter after his MVP performance
— JustBombsProductions (@JBP_Official) July 14, 2021