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Sun-Maid pulls Fresno Grizzlies sponsorship over video

The fallout from a controversial Memorial Day video by the Fresno Grizzlies minor league baseball team continues as Sun-Maid raisins has pulled its sponsorship with the club.

The Fresno Bee reports that Sun-Maid dropped its sponsorship after a video tribute aired Monday during a doubleheader at the Grizzlies’ Chukchansi Park containing images of US Rep Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, New York Democrat, labeling her as an “enemy of freedom” along with a North Korea Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un and the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.

“We are deeply disappointed by the Memorial Day tribute video the Fresno Grizzlies aired on Monday,” Sun-Maid said in an email sent to The Bee. “Sun-Maid does not support the views or sentiments expressed in the video, nor does it condone the airing of it.”

The Grizzlies, the Class AAA affiliate of the Washington Nationals, have apologized and claimed the video shown on Memorial Day was due to a downloading error.

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