Red Sox Ban Fan Who Used Racial Slur At Game For Life

Posted May 09, 2017

Kennedy said Tuesday's incident did not involve Jones.

Calvin Hennick (right) attends a Red Sox game with his son, Nile, and his father-in-law, Guy Mont-Louis, at Boston's Fenway Park. The other fan asked the offending fan to repeat and confirm what was said, then informed stadium security, who responded with an immediate ejection.

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The Red Sox have apologized, and the MA governor Charlie Baker called it, "unacceptable".

If this wasn't enough for one game, Orioles center field Adam Jones, who said he heard racist taunts by Red Sox fans on Monday, also was ejected for arguing with the umpire after a questionable strike 2 call in the fifth inning.

Just a day after baseball fans hurled racial slurs and peanuts at a player in Fenway Park, there was another racial encounter, according to Fox News.

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The Boston Red Sox have turned the alleged racial slur incident Tuesday over to the Boston Police for investigation. The man who received the ban reportedly denied that he used the slur.

James admits that he himself hasn't had to deal with racism or racial slurs in Boston during his trips to the TD Garden, however he applauded fellow players and those that stood by Jones' side this week. "Thankfully, we didn't have any more problems the rest of the game".

Kennedy said he believed it was the first time a fan had been banned for life from the ballpark: "It's unprecedented, I think, in baseball", he said.

"I'm here to send a message, loud and clear, that the behavior, the language, the treatment of others that you've heard about and read about is not acceptable", Red Sox president Sam Kennedy said during an impromptu update for reporters in the back of the press box during Wednesday night's game. But at the end of the day, I can only tell them so much, and they have to go out and live it themselves. Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts and Mitch Moreland each added base hits in the winning effort for the Red Sox.

"The racist words and actions directed at Adam Jones at Fenway Park last night are completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated at any of our ballparks", Manfred said Tuesday.

Longtime competitors in the AL East, the rivalry between Boston and Baltimore has never attracted the attention or animosity of a Red Sox-Yankees matchup. "I can't recall ever hearing something that was racism towards me".