It’s been an ugly week at Fenway Park in the series between the Baltimore Orioles and the Boston Red Sox. Between the onfield incidents between Dylan Bundy hitting Mookie Betts, Chris Sale throwing behind Manny Machado, then Kevin Gausman hitting Xander Bogaerts. Then we have the racial slurs being thrown at Orioles Center Fielder Adam Jones and a bag of peanuts being thrown at him.
Now on Tuesday reports surfaced that a fan was dropping the N-Word towards the person signing the National Anthem pre-game. A nearby fan reported that fan to park security who removed that man and after interviewing him he was banned from the park for life. This is a brilliant move on behalf of the Red Sox organization there is no place for racism in any setting let alone in what is suppose to be a family setting like Fenway Park. With Baseball having so many minorities like Central Americans, Asians, and African Americans a lot of things can happen. This something I feel needs to be put in place at all thirty MLB Parks and all sports arenas. The NHL and NBA are full of minorities as well so one word can be too far there as well.
This is a great move for the Boston Red Sox organization and I hope it sets a mark for all other teams to follow.
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