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The Dodgers Gave Mexico's President A Custom Jersey And People Aren't Happy About It

On Monday, the Dodgers tweeted a photo of first baseman Adrian Gonzalez presenting Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto with a customized jersey. The gesture, though, sparked a backlash against the baseball team from people upset over how the Mexican government handled the disappearance of 43 students in Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, who are presumed dead.

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In Mexico City, @adriantitan23 met with and presented @EPN, President of Mexico, with a customized #Dodgers jersey.

Los Angeles Dodgers@DodgersFollow

In Mexico City, @adriantitan23 met with and presented @EPN, President of Mexico, with a customized #Dodgers jersey.

4:28 PM - 08 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@yvonnecarrasco @Dodgers @AdrianTitan23 @EPN @MLB_Mexico @LosDodgers should of gave him number #43

Montoya@MontoyaMXFFollow

@yvonnecarrasco @Dodgers @AdrianTitan23 @EPN @MLB_Mexico @LosDodgers should of gave him number #43

4:31 PM - 08 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Mexican-American cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz jumped into the fray, altering the jersey's number to 43.

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Way to give us a slap in the face @Dodgers @AdrianTitan23. Haven't you seen our protests in LA? You forgot who your audience is #USTired2

Compa Eileen@EileenTruaxFollow

Way to give us a slap in the face @Dodgers @AdrianTitan23. Haven't you seen our protests in LA? You forgot who your audience is #USTired2

9:11 PM - 08 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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@ThinkMexican @Dodgers it started with Chavez Ravine...and you still haven't learned. Sin vergüenza!

Angry Chicana@AngryChicanaFollow

@ThinkMexican @Dodgers it started with Chavez Ravine...and you still haven't learned.

Sin vergüenza!

11:04 PM - 08 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@Dodgers @AdrianTitan23 @EPN bad PR move. That's like giving the cops who murdered Eric Garner and Mike Brown a jersey.

Yessi Duran@yessssid27Follow

@Dodgers @AdrianTitan23 @EPN bad PR move. That's like giving the cops who murdered Eric Garner and Mike Brown a jersey.

11:12 PM - 08 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Sad to see @Dodgers @AdrianTitan23 so distant from what's going on in Mexico right now. @EPN

Luis Marentes@marentesluisFollow

Sad to see @Dodgers @AdrianTitan23 so distant from what's going on in Mexico right now. @EPN

5:00 AM - 09 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The Dodgers said they were aware of the reaction, but did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Adolfo Flores is a national security correspondent for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles. He focuses on immigration.

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