Is this real life?
Earlier this week, former MLB outfielder Torii Hunter spoke extensively about his experience dealing with racism in Boston, which led him to list the Red Sox as a team he never wanted to be traded to during his career.
“When I went to Boston it was so consistent,” Hunter said. “It has nothing to do with the Red Sox. It has nothing to do with the players. It has nothing to do with the organization. It really has nothing to do with the fans. But that’s the issue when you hear that.”
Hunter recalled a specific instance when “four or five” kids chanted the “N-word” at him during a game at Fenway.
“When I heard ‘N-word, N-word’ just chanting my name and I looked at these grown-ups and they are clapping and laughing,” Hunter said. “I’m pointing saying, ‘Tell them to shut up. That’s bad.’
” … So when I looked at the grown-ups and they didn’t do anything, that’s not a Red Sox issue. That’s an issue in society.”
Out of completely nowhere on Wednesday was the Boston Red Sox releasing a statement that not only confirmed Torii Hunter’s claims, but them also stating how their fan base does this a lot.
2020 is insane.