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Red Sox Fan Who Used Racial Slur Banned From Fenway For Life
Just two days after a bunch of Red Sox fans were thrown out of Fenway Park for either throwing peanuts or spewing racial slurs at Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones, at least one fan is no longer welcome at the ballpark anymore.
“During Tuesday night’s Red Sox-Orioles game, it was reported to Red Sox security that a racial slur was used in a comment from one fan to another,” the club said in a statement. “The offending individual was promptly ejected from the ballpark, and has since been notified they are no longer welcome at Fenway Park.
“The Red Sox organization will not tolerate the use of racial slurs at Fenway Park, and we have apologized to those affected. There is no place for racial epithets at Fenway Park, in baseball, or in our society. The Red Sox turned the matter over to the Boston Police Department, who will further investigate with their civil rights unit and determine whether it merits further action.”
This banishment comes on the heels of Team President Sam Kennedy condemning the behavior of his fan base and vowing to “take steps to address it.” He acknowledged that it will be a difficult task to keep an eye out for one single person in the midst of thousands and make sure they never get in the ballpark again.
“We’re going to have to work really hard with our security operation,” Kennedy said, according to Tim Britton of the Providence Journal. “We know who the person is, and we will work hard to do everything we can. It’s unprecedented, so it may be difficult. But I can tell you this was an individual game buyer, not a season-ticket holder.”