What a horrible thing to deal with! And to think it keeps happening in 2017!

Adam Jones of the Baltimore Orioles says he was called racial epithets, namely the N-word multiple times, during a game with the Boston Red Sox in Fenway Park Monday night. He also had peanuts thrown at him.

"A disrespectful fan threw a bag of peanuts at me. I was called the n-word a handful of times tonight. Thanks. Pretty awesome."

Wow. Disgusting.

The outfielder also admitted that he had been subject to racial slurs before, but that this had been one of the worst experiences in his 12 years in the game.

He explained:

"It’s different. Very unfortunate. I heard there was 59 or 60 ejections tonight in the ballpark. It is what it is, right. I just go out and play baseball. It’s unfortunate that people need to resort to those type of epithets to degrade another human being. I’m trying to make a living for myself and for my family.

"It’s unfortunate. The best thing about myself is that I continue to move on, and still play the game hard. Let people be who they are. Let them show their true colors.”

The fan who threw the bag of peanuts was later thrown out of the ballpark.

Now, the Boston Red Sox have officially apologized, saying:

"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 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."

Heckling players with racial slurs is completely reprehensible. We can only imagine how hurt Adam must have felt, when all he was trying to do was his job.

That awful fan should be banned from games for life!

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