Atlanta Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell was placed on administrative leave Friday amid allegations he hurled anti-gay slurs towards fans in San Francisco, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported.

Los Angeles-based attorney Gloria Allred announced the claims at a press conference on Wednesday.

At the conference, Justin Quinn, 33, of Fresno, accused McDowell of yelling to three male fans sitting in the left field seats at ATT Park during a game against the Giants on Saturday: “Are you a homo couple or a threesome?”

He used a bat to simulate gay sex and then asked, “Are you three giving it to each other in the ass?”

Quinn, who was attending the game with his 9-year-old twin daughters, claims he told McDowell to watch his language in front of children.

“Kids don't fucking belong at the baseball park,” McDowell replied, then threatened Quinn with a baseball bat. “How much are your teeth worth?” he asked.

In a statement McDowell didn't deny the charges.

“I am deeply sorry that I responded to the heckling fans in San Francisco on Saturday. I apologize to everyone for my actions,” he said.

Gay media watchdog the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) called on the Braves to discipline McDowell.

“McDowell's apology is a start but the Atlanta Braves and Major League Baseball must take real disciplinary action and send the message that anti-gay slurs have no place in sports,” said GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios in a statement. “Professional sporting events should be an environment that all fans and families can enjoy, not a place where children are exposed to violent threats and discriminatory language.”

After Wednesday's conference, the Braves released a statement saying they do not condone McDowell's actions: “We are concerned by these allegations and the behavior described by a witness today. This in no way represents the Braves organization and the conduct we expect of our employees.”

On Friday, Braves general manager Frank Wren said he hopes to have the situation resolved in “the next day or so.”