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MLB player flips off home fans after error

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Posted at 3:08 PM, Apr 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-26 18:08:35-04

Everyone has those moments -- those oh-so-brief lapses in judgment triggered by strong emotions -- that they wish they could have back.

One of those moments came Monday night for Detroit Tigers outfielder Tyler Collins.

Collins lost a fly ball in the lights of Detroit's Comerica Park during the sixth inning of the Tigers' 7-3 win over the Oakland A's on Monday. The result of the play was a three-base error in Oakland's favor.

When some of the 21,671 fans in attendance jeered Collins' gaffe, the 25-year-old Texan made an even bigger faux pas by talking some trash to the home crowd while extending his middle finger in the air for all to see.

Warning: There is, as you may have guessed, an obscene gesture in this video.

Collins, who could be facing a suspension for his gesture, took ownership of his actions after the game.

"To be at home and to hear boos after that play hit a trigger inside of me and I lashed out completely inappropriately," he said. "I'm absolutely embarrassed it happened and I'm very sorry to everybody in Detroit."