The World Baseball Classic concluded last night in dramatic fashion when team Japan's two-way superstar, Shohei Ohtani, struck out USA's team captain Mike Trout. The event united baseball fans worldwide and shattered numerous viewership records. Among the many subplots was team Japan's undefeated record throughout this year's international tournament (7-0), an unknown 21-year-old Nicaraguan pitcher named Duque Hebbert striking out some of Major League Baseball's best hitters before earning a contract with the Detriot Tigers, and team Mexico's Cinderella run to the semi-finals. The latter involved a thrilling elimination game between Mexico and Puerto Rico. The quarterfinal matchup occurred before a sellout crowd at LoanDepot Park in Miami, Florida. It was attended by several celebrities, including 6ix9ine--a rapper of Mexican and Puerto Rican descent. Mexico pulled off a stunning comeback after having been down by four runs. Shortly after that, video footage surfaced of 6ix9ine donning a team Mexico jersey while waving the country's flag in the audience went viral, mainly because a supporter of team Puerto Rico could be seen throwing a beer in his face. (you can watch the clip here)

In the following days, more footage surfaced of 6ix9ine at the World Baseball Classic in Miami. This clip showed the rapper engaged in a heated discussion about why he only claims his mother's Mexican heritage even though his father is a Boricua. Three days later, 6ix9ine was beaten down at an LA Fitness gym in Miami. Although the reason for the assault remains unclear, an Instagram user recently stated that the attack was because 6ix9ine disrespected Puerto Ricans with his passionate display of fandom for Mexico during the game vs. PR and his postgame rant about his dad. (you can view the footage here)

"Puerto Ricans whooped 69 this wasn't bout no snitching, they whooped em for dissing Puerto Ricans after that baseball game." (you can view the post here)

Source: Instagram