Found April 10, 2012 on PRO Rumors:
For all of you who couldn't understand Ozzie Guillen's press conference earlier today here's what he said (video here): “I'm here because I hurt a community, I didn't want to do it, but I did it. Not only all the Cuban people around the world or living in Cuba, but the entire Latin American community. People from Venezuela, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and if I forget about someone please forgive me, but I feel like I betrayed the entire Latino community.” “I'm here to ask for your forgiveness from the bottom of my heart. To ask for the forgiveness of everybody who I hurt, directly or indirectly, and to tell you that everything I say here I say it from the bottom of my heart, and that it's the truth. I'm not here to get away from the problem, but to make everything clear.” “This is my third press conference and I think that for me and the entire Latin American community, especially the Cuban, it was important they saw my face and my eyes, and to know that everything I said in Cincinnati and Philadelphia was the truth.” “I have a lot of Cuban friends, and I've lived in Miami for a long time. I feel ashamed that they feel that I betrayed their friendship. This last couple of days have been really difficult for me, only God and my family know how hard it has been. Again, my apologies, I'm regret for what we're going through, and for putting a lot of people in a position where they don't need to be. And to the entire Cuban family, again, my apologies, my love, and I hope that when I walk out of here, people will understand a little better and know a little better who this (Guillen) person is. And how I honestly feel for them, the Cuban regime, the Venezuelan regime, and the Nicaraguan, Ecuadorian and whatever you want, I'm here showing my face.” “I know this is a hard time, but I hope you understand me and I'm here to answer your questions. Again I ask for your forgiveness from the bottom of my heart, on my knees to all the Latinos and specially the Cuban community. I've had little support, people that hve met me know who I am. And I hope that this, not that this will heal the wounds, but at least that it can mitigate it, and people know that I'm talking from the bottom of my heart, the truth, the reality how I've always done.” Image by Keith Allison under the Creative Commons License.
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