World Series champion Aubrey Huff caught some flak on social media Monday when he posted a photo of himself at a gun range in San Diego and suggested he was preparing for a civil war.
“Getting my boys trained up on how to use a gun in the unlikely event @BernieSanders beats @realDonaldTrump in 2020. In which case knowing how to effectively use a gun under socialism will be a must. By the way most the head shots were theirs,” he wrote.
While the tweet ultimately appeared harmless, Huff caught some heat from some Twitter users. One person tweeted at Huff, “So you're training how to shoot fellow Americans? Police Officers? US Military? Who exactly are you training to shoot Aubrey?”
The former infielder replied: “Ummmm crazy people rioting and trying to break into my house for food or shelter. And yes that includes Americans. And they aren’t fellow Americans if they are breaking into my house and trying to harm my family dumba*s.”
Others decided to pan Huff’s post as well.
Huff was also thrust into the spotlight earlier this week when he ranted about divorce rates among athletes. He was commenting on a Black Sports Online story about Michael Strahan’s ex-wife reportedly wanting more support after their divorce.
“Divorce rates amongst athletes will continue to rise until the justice system is rightfully fixed. No way women who have never threw a touchdown pass, hit a game winning 3, or hit a 2-0 slider deserve half of a mans hard earned money just for having his babies,” he wrote.
Huff played 13 seasons in the majors with the Tampa Bay Rays, Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros, Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants. He won two World Series titles with the Giants before retiring after the 2012 season.