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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2014, file photo, Tim Tebow speaks during an SEC television broadcast in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

A minor league baseball team apologized for mocking Tim Tebow's Christianity


The Charleston RiverDogs apologized for mocking Tim Tebow during his visit to their ballpark. 

Tebow, the former NFL quarterback-turned-Columbia Fireflies outfielder best known for his evangelism, was repeatedly mocked when he came up to bat. He was serenaded with the "Hallelujah" chorus and Charleston's mascot wore eye-black that read "John 3:16."

Tebow is known for "Tebowing" -- taking a knee in prayer during a game. Charleston's mascot did that, too.

RiverDogs President and General Manager Dave Echols issued an apology for the antics.

“While we believe that our promotions were poking fun at Mr. Tebow's celebrity status rather than his religion or baseball career, our intent was not to offend anyone, and for the fact that we did offend, we are sorry,” Echols wrote in a statement to The Post and Courier.

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