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Pedro Martinez Makes Native American Comment on Columbus Day

Martinez put his hands to his mouthing, making a noise and gesture that is often offensive and stereotypical towards Native Americans.

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Pedro Martinez lit up Twitter on Monday night after the Boston Red Sox lost to the Cleveland Indians.

And it wasn't his comments about David Ortiz that got everyone going.

"Well, once in a lifetime, when I played baseball, I used to hunt Indian. But now, I'm going to play tribute to the Indians," Martinez said on TBS following the game.

Martinez followed the statement by putting his hands to his mouthing, making a noise and gesture that is often offensive and stereotypical towards Native Americans. 

The former starting pitcher was presumably talking about his time on the Red Sox, when the team played against the Indians during the American League Division Series in 1998 and 1999. 

On Monday night, Martinez tweeted: "I send my apologies if I was misunderstood when I was trying to pay tribute to the Cleveland Indians on the TBS post season show."

The video was first grabbed and reported by Deadspin

While, Martinez co-hosts laughed at the gag, not many Twitter users found it funny:

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