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Heineken gets the baseball team's support on the Ocasio-Cortez video

The Fresno Grizzlies baseball team has lost another sponsor as it continues to face a backlash in a video that aired during a recent game that included Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez Ocasio-Cortez to Cruz: "Let's make a deal" Ocasio-Cortez confronted the boss who clbadified the employees in attractiveness: the book Ted Cruz says that he supports Ocasio-Cortez in banning lifelong lobbying for legislators MORE& # 39; S (D-N.Y.) Face between those such as Kim Jong UnKim Jong A North Korean envoy executed by the failed Trump-Kim summit: report Sun-Maid raisers withdraw the baseball team's sponsorship of the 'enemies of freedom' of Ocasio-Cortez. and Fidel Castro as "enemies of freedom".

Heineken International said in a statement to The Fresno Bee on Thursday that both Tecate and Dos Equis, two brands it owns, will no longer sponsor the team after the video was broadcast in its Memorial Day game this week.

"Both Tecate and Dos Equis were sponsors of the Fresno Grizzlies," the company said.

"We do not support the views expressed in the video, which aired during the Fresno Grizzlies game on Memorial Day, so we have completed this relationship with immediate effect and informed the team of our decision," he added.

The news comes shortly after the Sun-Maid raisin company announced on Wednesday it would withdraw its sponsorship of the minor league team in the video.

"We are deeply disappointed by the Memorial Day tribute video that the Fresno Grizzlies issued on Monday," the raisin company said. "Sun-Maid does not support the opinions or feelings expressed in the video, nor does it approve their transmission."

"While the Grizzlies have apologized for this error, we are on the side of what we believe is right and we end up with our sponsorship of the team," the company added.

Since the broadcast of the video on Monday, the California team apologized to the first-year legislator, and said in a statement that he was "embarrbaded" to allow the clip to be played "without seeing it in its entirety first."

"It was a mistake and we will make sure that something like this never happens again," the team said.

Ocasio-Cortez also responded to the video broadcast in a tweet on Tuesday morning, saying he receives death threats inspired by "hate messages" seen in videos like these.

"What people do not (maybe) realize is when organizations transmit these hate messages, my life changes due to the flood of death threats they inspire," he wrote.

"I've had mornings in which I get up and the first thing I do with my coffee is to check the photos of the men (they are always men) who want to kill me," he said.

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