San Francisco Giants Ban Aubrey Huff From Reunion Following Tweets About Kidnapping Iranian Women and Training Kids to Use a Gun If Bernie Sanders Wins

The San Francisco Giants will not invite Aubrey Huff to a reunion of their 2010 World Series-winning team due to offensive comments he made on social media.

The reunion is scheduled for August 16, but the organization said Monday that Huff, who played first base and outfield in 2010, will not join the party.

"Earlier this month, we reached out to Aubrey Huff to let him know that he will not be included in the upcoming 2010 World Series Championship reunion," the Giants said in a statement.

"Aubrey has made multiple comments on social media that are unacceptable and run counter to the values of our organization. While we appreciate the many contributions that Aubrey made to the 2010 championship season, we stand by our decision."

In November last year, the 43-year-old posted a picture on Twitter of him holding a shooting target with holes.

"Getting my boys trained up on how to use a gun in the unlikely event @BernieSanders beats @realDonaldTrump in 2020," the caption read.

"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."

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. @NRA @WatchChad #2ndAmendment

— Aubrey Huff (@aubrey_huff) November 26, 2019

Last month, a since deleted tweet suggested kidnapping Iranian women.

"Let's get a flight over and kidnap about 10 each," he wrote.

"We can bring them back here as they fan us and feed us grapes, amongst other things."

He then explained the tweet was meant as a joke to illustrate the difficult conditions he perceived Iranian women to be living under.

Does nobody have a sense of humor anymore!? 🤦🏻‍♂️ The way Iranian women are treated over there I simply wanted 2 say I’d go there 2 rescue them & bring them back 2 the states. And they would be so thankful 2 escape that hell that they’d fan me & feed me grapes. Never said rape! 🙄

— Aubrey Huff (@aubrey_huff) January 7, 2020

On Monday, Huff returned to Twitter after a short break, tweeting that his "seven-day Twitter jail sentence is over! I promise nothing but love, and positivity from now on."

News that Huff will not be invited at the reunion this summer was first reported by The Athletic, who spoke with the player after the Giants released their statement.

"Quite frankly, shocked," he was quoted as saying.

"Disappointed. If it wasn't for me, they wouldn't be having a reunion. But if they want to stick with their politically correct, progressive bullshit, that's fine."

Drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the sixth round of the 1998 MLB draft, Huff made his debut in the majors two years later and spent a further six seasons with the team.

Following spells with the Houston Astros, Baltimore Orioles and Detroit Tigers in the next three seasons, he moved to San Francisco in January 2010.

In his first season in the Bay Area, he played 157 games, hitting .290 with 26 homers and 86 RBIs.

Huff hit a two-run homer in Game 4 of the 2010 World Series as the Giants thrashed the Texas Rangers 4-0, en route to clinch a 4-1 series win.

Two years later, Huff and San Francisco repeated the trick, sweeping the Detroit Tigers 4-0 in the World Series.

In September last year, Huff was in attendance at Oracle Park, San Francisco, for Bruce Bochy's last game as Giants manager and received a mixed reaction from the crowd.

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Aubrey Huff #17 of the San Francisco Giants at bat against the San Diego Padres during the ninth inning at AT&T Park on September 23, 2012 in San Francisco, California. The San Diego Padres defeated the San Francisco Giants 6-4. Jason O. Watson/Getty