Umpire Hunter Wendelstedt won't apologize for ejecting Yankees' Aaron Boone: He 'had to go'

The umpire that appeared to have mistakenly ejected New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone isn't apologizing for what he did.

Just two batters into Monday's game against the Oakland Athletics, Boone and home plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt went back-and-forth with each other, with Wendelstedt telling Boone if he had anything else to say, he'd be ejected. A few seconds later, Boone was ejected, and he immediately got out of the dugout and insisted he didn't say anything, and that it was a fan. Wendelstedt then replied, "I don’t care who said it, you’re gone."

The clip, which was clearly picked up YES Network microphones, has gone viral on social media, and people believe they have found the person who said something to the umpire that resulted in Boone's ejection.

Wendelstedt was asked after the game about what happened, and not only did he provide his point of view, but he showed no remorse for what seems like an error.

"Aaron Boone is the manager of the New York Yankees and is responsible for everything that happens in that dugout," Wendelstedt said in the pool report. "I don’t want to eject a ballplayer. We need to keep them in the game. That’s what the fans pay to see. Aaron Boone runs the Yankees. He got ejected.

"Apparently what he said was there was a fan right above the dugout. This isn’t my first ejection. In the entirety of my career, I have never ejected a player or a manager for something a fan has said," he continued. "I understand that’s going to be part of a story or something like that because that’s what Aaron was portraying. I heard something come from the far end of the dugout, had nothing to do with his area but he’s the manager of the Yankees. So he’s the one that had to go.”

Wendelstedt added that Boone was probably not the one who made the comment" but he "took the hit."

Boone told reporters after the game he thought the situation was "embarrassing" and "not right." He also said it is a scenario that could lead to him reaching out to MLB about the matter.

"Everyone saw what happened," he said.

Oakland won Monday's contest against New York, 2-0.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Umpire ejects Yankees' Aaron Boone for fan heckler, won't apologize