Seems like the city of Boston just can’t shake their racist reputation.
Red Sox fans were already known as some of the most obnoxious ones in professional sports, but last night it seems like they stooped to an all-new low.
Baltimore Orioles All-Star center fielder Adam Jones said that he one of the worst experiences he’s ever had while playing professional baseball, especially at Fenway Park. The Boston Globe is reporting that Jones says that he was called “n*gger” a handful of times and even had peanuts thrown at him.
“A disrespectful person threw a bag of peanuts at me and I got called the ‘N’ word a handful of times,” Jones said to reporters. “It was pretty awesome out there. Just part of the job, right? That’s one of the worst nights. It’s very unfortunate to be honest with you. I heard there were 50-60 ejections tonight in the ballpark. It is what it is. I just go out and try to play baseball.”
He added, “It’s unfortunate that people need to resort to those type of epithets to degrade another human being. I’m out there trying to make a living for myself and my family. The best thing about myself is that I know how to move on and still play the game hard and let people be who they are and let them show their true colors.”
A handful of African-American players of complained about Red Sox fans’ racial taunts in the past. With this incident, in particular, the person in question was escorted out of the stadium. He has not been fined on punished beyond that yet. Which Adams has a problem with.
Jones suggested, “What they need to do is instead of kicking people out of the stadium, they need to fine them 10 grand, 20 grand, 30 grand, and then make them pay in full and if they don’t, take it out of their check. That’s how you hurt somebody. Kicking them out of the stadium, what does that mean? It’s a slap on the wrist. The guy needs to be confronted and needs to pay for what he does. What if something hit me in the eye and I can’t play baseball anymore?”
Looks like Michael Che is still right.