Latinos cheered on Sunday when Adrian Gonzalez staged a mini-boycott. The Los Angeles Dodgers' first baseman refused to stay at the Trump International Hotel and Tower during the team's trip to Chicago, according to USA Today.

His team beat the Chicago Cubs in game two of the National League Championship Series, but social media users were more riled up about Gonzalez's boycott of the Republican nominee's hotel. 

But Gonzalez isn't interested in this kind of spotlight.

Adrian Gonzalez #23 of the Los Angeles Dodgers

Adrian Gonzalez

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"I don't want this to be a story," the Mexican-American athlete told The Los Angeles Times. "I did it for myself."

Gonzalez doesn't want any publicity from his boycott. In fact, The Los Angeles Times reported that the story only made national headlines after a broadcaster told a newspaper reporter over the weekend.

"I'm not a politician," the professional athlete said. "I'm not ever going to get into politics. I don't intend to create a political debate."

Despite this, Gonzalez has privately boycotted Trump before. In May, he asked his team not to house him in the same Trump hotel in Chicago, according to The Los Angeles Times. 

He's also said publicly that he didn't support Arizona's controversial Senate Bill 1070, which the American Civil Liberties Union considered "anti-immigration." 

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"It's immoral," Gonzalez told The San Diego Union-Tribune in 2010. "They're violating human rights. In a way, it goes against what this country was built on. This is discrimination."

Even though Gonzalez has the public's eye on him, he isn't interested in being the next Colin Kaepernick.

He told The Los Angeles Times that he's just upholding the values and morals he lives by.

"I like to be an inward-type person, not outward," Gonzalez said. "Again, I have different ideas and things that I live by that I want to continue to live by. It's not for people to know about."

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So while Gonzalez might not like being labeled an activist, he should know that we're all rooting for him — on and off the field.