The always outspoken Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen calls actor Sean Penn "a loser" for his comments after a trip to Venezuela. Guillen also says in the interview with Yahoo! Sports that he'll personally show parts of his native country the Oscar-winning actor may not have toured during a short trip to Venezuela.
"This is Venezuela bro," Guillen says about rougher areas of the country he'd show Penn. "This is Venezuela. Not the one they show you."
Ian Casselberry of Yahoo! explains the background of Guillen's ire:
What beef does Guillen have with Penn? The actor continues to defend Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez. Back in March, Penn appeared on "Real Time with Bill Maher" to criticize the media for going along with the U.S. government's labeling of Chavez as a dictator. Guillen fired off a response on Twitter, saying it was easy for a well-paid celebrity who doesn't live in Venezuela to stick up for Chavez.
Also in the video interview, Guillen speaks of his "brotherly" relationship with former Major League Baseball pitcher Ugueth Urbina, who is serving time in a Venezuelan prison, and his views on the tough Arizona law on illegal immigrants.
- Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez
- Ozzie Guillen
- Ugueth Urbina
- Chicago White Sox manager
- Sean Penn
- Major League Baseball pitcher