Just after the Dodgers started savoring the feeling of winning the World Series with a 3-1 victory against the Tampa Bay Rays, the celebration is under review.
Third baseman Justin Turner appeared on the field to celebrate the win after being diagnosed with the coronavirus.
He got pulled from game six on Tuesday, right after the league discovered he had tested positive for the second time in as many days.
However, Turner allegedly disregarded instructions to remain in isolation, and went back out to join the team after the big win, according to Sports Illustrated.
Turner, who was wearing a mask after the game, tweeted:
Thanks to everyone reaching out! I feel great, no symptoms at all. Just experienced every emotion you can possibly imagine. Can’t believe I couldn’t be out there to celebrate with my guys! So proud of this team & unbelievably happy for the City of LA#WorldSeriesChamps
— Justin Turner (@redturn2) October 28, 2020
That doesn’t sit well with the MLB, though.
The league issued the following statement:
“Immediately upon receiving notice from the laboratory of a positive test, protocols were triggered, leading to the removal of Justin Turner from last night’s game. Turner was placed into isolation for the safety of those around him.”
It continues, “However, following the Dodgers’ victory, it is clear that Turner chose to disregard the agreed-upon joint protocols and the instructions he was given regarding the safety and protection of others. While a desire to celebrate is understandable, Turner’s decision to leave isolation and enter the field was wrong and put everyone he came in contact with at risk.”
Additionally, the MLB says that Turner did not comply, and that is resulting in a full investigation by the Commissioner’s Office and the Players Association.
Meanwhile, all other players from both teams have been tested for the virus.
There’s no word at this time on what penalty, if any, Turner could face.