Eagle-eyed viewers during Sunday’s (Oct. 27) World Series Game 4 between the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox spotted something kind of weird during the Stand Up to Cancer moment in the game.
While players, coaches, booth announcers and crowd members were holding up signs of someone affected by cancer, former “Bachelor” contestant Sarah Newlon was spotted with a sign that read “Molina,” chuckling with the friend she’s sitting with — video here at Deadspin.
The sites that spotted her immediately jumped on the inappropriateness of her actions — since, presumably, St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina does not have cancer (though he has probably been affected by it, a lot of people have). In fact, one site erroneously says she’s a Boston Red Sox fan. She’s not. It’s very clear from her Twitter feed that she’s a Cardinals fan.
Newlon has taken to Twitter to explain the sign:
- “For those that think I would ever mock cancer, my sign meant which
player inspires me to stand up to cancer. Im sorry it came across
- “Regarding the smiles, those around us pointed us out on the jumbotron, and that’s what we smiled about.”
- “In no way would we ever laugh or make fun of cancer.”
That … actually makes a lot of sense. Yadier Molina is one of the best catchers in the game who has been a Cardinal his entire career, so it would follow that a Cardinals fan would write his name down told to name a player who inspires them to stand up to cancer.
What do you think, readers?