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MLB player benched for checking Instagram during game

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Pablo Sandoval, the star third baseman for the Boston Red Sox, was suspended by the team Thursday after admitting he looked at Instagram on his smartphone during Wednesday night's game, MLB reports. This action violates baseball's social media policy.

How did the athlete known as "Kung Fu Panda" get caught, exactly? Because he "liked" a girl's photos.

"I know I [messed] up and made a mistake yesterday,' Sandoval said in a statement before Thursday's game.

"I learned from that. I'm a human being. I made a mistake. I apologized to my teammates, the team, the organization, the fans who support us ... I didn't send a message, I hit the like [button]. I was in the bathroom in the seventh inning. It was the wrong time. I learned from that," he said.

Meanwhile, Twitter users had a few things to say about the incident:

Sandoval is expected to return to play on Friday.