Boston mayor says person who taunted Orioles’ Adam Jones isn’t a fan: ‘Nothing but a racist’

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Boston mayor says person who taunted Orioles’ Adam Jones isn’t a fan: ‘Nothing but a racist’

Boston mayor Marty Walsh had some strong comments for the person at Fenway who taunted Orioles outfielder Adam Jones.”Something like this doesn’t belong in sports,”Walsh said, via CBS Boston. “I wish we could find out who these people were or who this person was that says this. If they claim to be a sports fan, they’re not a sports fannothing but a racist.”I’m https://www.piratesedges.com/pittsburgh-pirates/starling-marte-jersey upset about this,”he continued. “Certainly we don’t condone this type of behavior. The City of Boston, the Red Sox organization doesn’t condone this type of behavior. It’s an unfortunate incident, and it should not reflect the city, who we are as Boston.”After the game Monday nightJones told USA Today “adisrespectful fan threw a bag of peanuts at me” and said he was called the N-word “a handful of times.” He also suggested the person who threw the peanuts, which the Red Sox confirmed happened, should face a harsher penalty than just https://www.piratesedges.com/pittsburgh-pirates/jung-ho-kang-jersey being kicked out of the stadium.As for the Red Sox, they released a statement Tuesday morning, apologizing for the fan’s actions:The Red Sox want to publicly apologize to Adam Jones and the entire Orioles organization for what occurred at Fenway Park Monday night. No player should have an object thrown at him on the playing field, nor be subjected to any kind of racism at Fenway Park. The Red Sox have zero tolerance for such inexcusable behavior, and our entire organization and our fans are sickened by the conduct of an https://www.piratesedges.com/pittsburgh-pirates/sean-rodriguez-jersey ignorant few. Such conduct should be reported immediately to Red Sox security, and any spectator behaving in this manner forfeits his/her right to remain in the ballpark, and may be subject to further action. Our review of last night’s events is ongoing.Jones wasone of just 62 African-American players on opening day rosters, and has been outspoken about race in baseball before. Last year, Jones said to USA Today, “Baseball is a white man’s sport,” referring to the low number of black players in the league.

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