The Miami Marlins' plan to put a statue outside the team’s stadium is generating a lot of debate.
The statue is of Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez, who had cocaine in his system and had a blood-alcohol level that was twice the legal limit back in September when he crashed a boat and killed himself and friends Emilio Macias and Eduardo Rivero.
Fernandez, a graduate of Alonso High School, escaped from Cuba by boat as a teenager.
If the team goes through with putting the statue up, one south Florida father plans to protest. Robert Boos told CBS in Miami that his son, a big Fernandez fan, and two friends were killed at the hands of a drunk driver.
Boos says he wrote a letter to Marlins' president David Sampson about the statue, saying it would be a slap in the face to people affected by drunk driving.
What do you think? Should the team go forward with the statue? We want to know your thoughts.
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