Mookie Betts Asks Fenway Park To ‘Literally Stand Up’ For Adam Jones
Mookie Betts wants every single fan in attendance to do one simple thing if they plan on coming to Fenway Park to watch the Boston Red Sox take on the Baltimore Orioles tonight.
Simply stand up for Adam Jones.
On Monday, a bag of peanuts was thrown at the Orioles star, and he also had the n-word thrown his way. As many as 34 people were ejected from Monday’s game as a result.
“A disrespectful fan threw a bag of peanuts at me,’’ Jones said, “I was called the N-word a handful of times tonight. Thanks. Pretty awesome.’’
“It’s different,’’ he said. “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 report 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.’’
That was enough for Betts to take to Twitter and ask his fan base to fight against racism.
— Mookie Betts (@mookiebetts) May 2, 2017
The Red Sox have since apologized for the actions of as many as 60 fans that were misbehaving on Monday.
“This is unacceptable and not who we are as a city,” Walsh told Bob Nightengale of USA Today. “These words and actions have no place in Fenway, Boston, or anywhere.
“We are better than this.”