Racist baseball spectator screams ‘N*****’ at top of his voice as black Miami Marlins player Lewis Brinson takes the plate at Denver game
- Racist fan taunted black Miami Marlins player at Denver’s Coors Field on Sunday
- Incident took place during ninth inning of Marlins-Rockies baseball game
- Marlins outfielder Lewis Brinson was at the plate when fan uttered racial slur
- Slur was clearly picked up by microphones linked to game’s television broadcast
- Rockies condemned the incident and said an investigation was launched
- Video of the incident went viral on social media on Sunday, sparking outrage
A racist spectator at a Colorado Rockies baseball game shouted the n-word twice while Miami Marlins outfielder Lewis Brinson was at bat during the top of the ninth inning of their game at Coors Field in Denver on Sunday.
Brinson doesn’t appear to have heard the racial slur, but it was clearly picked up by the microphones that were connected to the television broadcast of the game.
The Rockies said that the racist fan has not been identified, but an investigation is underway.
Video of Brinson’s at-bat and the clearly audible racial slur went viral on social media on Sunday.
DailyMail.com has reached out to Major League Baseball seeking comment.
A racist spectator at a Colorado Rockies baseball game shouted the n-word twice while Miami Marlins outfielder Lewis Brinson was at bat during the top of the ninth inning of their game at Coors Field in Denver on Sunday
Brinson doesn’t appear to have heard the racial slur, but it was clearly picked up by the microphones that were connected to the television broadcast of the game
The Rockies said that the racist fan has not been identified, but an investigation is underway
The Rockies on Sunday released a statement which read: ‘The Colorado Rockies are disgusted at the racial slur by a fan directed at the Marlins’ Lewis Brinson during the ninth inning of today’s game.
‘Although the subject was not identified prior to the end of the game, the Rockies are still investigating this incident.’
The team added: ‘The Rockies have zero tolerance for any forms of racism or discrimination, and any fan using derogatory language of any kind will be ejected and banned from Coors Field.’
The incident ignited outrage on social media.
Aram Leighton tweeted: ‘A fan at Coors Field just yelled the N-word at Lewis Brinson so loudly that the Bally Sports microphone picked it up. Absolutely horrible.
‘That fan should be held just as accountable as the fan who threw a baseball at Verdugo. Ban him.’
Kevin M. Kruse tweeted: ‘That’s where the ump should immediately stop play until security finds the a*****e and throws him out.’
One Twitter user commented: ‘The real issue is that they feel comfortable doing it. Where all the white allies I keep hearing about.’
Jose Mussi tweeted: ‘Until the league starts punishing the club for the disgraceful behavior of their fans, like it is done in Europe, this will not stop.
‘Suspend the Rockies and see what happens.’
Michael Taylor commented: ‘Give them a chance to catch the guy. If they do nothing, next five home games are forfeited.’
They should’ve stopped the game; figured something out; nailed that guy.
Another Twitter user wrote: ‘But that’s the thing about America; gotta keep playing the game; gotta keep going, pretending it’s not happening.’
In 2017, fans at Fenway Park in Boston hurled racial slurs and threw a bag of peanuts at Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones during a game against the hometown Red Sox.
Jones said he was called the n-word several times. He said it was the worst abuse he had ever endured during his 12-year career.
The Red Sox issued an official apology to Jones. The incident even prompted condemnations from then-Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.
Several players came forward to support Jones and recount their own experiences of being subjected to racist taunts at Fenway.
The day after the incident, Jones was given a standing ovation by Red Sox fans.