Protesters rally outside as Miami Marlins Manager Ozzie Guillen seen on a screen speaks during a press conference about comments made about Fidel Castro at Marlins Park on April 10, 2012 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) None:
Tue, Apr 10, 2012 2:04 PM EDT
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Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen was suspended for five games Tuesday because of comments he made about Fidel Castro in a recent Time Magazine interview. Guillen said he "love[s] Fidel Castro...I respect Fidel Castro. You know why? A lot of people have wanted to kill Fidel Castro for the last 60 years, but that son of a bitch is still there."

At the news conference in Miami, Guillen said his comments were misinterpreted by the reporter, and he doesn't love or admire the dictator.

"I feel like I betrayed my Latin community," Guillen said, according to ESPN's translation of his comments in Spanish. "I am here to say I am sorry with my heart in my hands and I want to say I'm sorry to all those people who are hurt indirectly or directly."

"The Marlins acknowledge the seriousness of the comments attributed to Guillen," read a statement from the team. "The pain and suffering caused by Fidel Castro cannot be minimized, especially in a community filled with victims of the dictatorship."