Keith Hernandez on the Fox pregame show.

In the minutes before Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday, new Fox baseball analyst Keith Hernandez made a comment on the pregame show he may want back.

After fellow analyst David Ortiz pretended to lick Hernandez in reference to Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, Hernandez put his hand on Ortiz’s shoulder and said, “I’m from San Francisco, bro.” The comment sure seemed to be a reference to San Francisco’s gay community.

Many fans caught the remark and were not amused, accusing Hernandez of homophobia.

Hernandez may wind up having to eat crow for this one.

UPDATE: Through a spokesman, Hernandez issued the following statement:

“I made a poor attempt at humor and never intended for it to be taken the wrong way. I am from San Francisco and as baseball fans know, the Dodgers/Giants rivalry runs deep. I did not grow up a Dodger fan and when it came down to Giants vs. Dodgers, I rooted for the Giants. I apologize if any offense was taken.”

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