“N*gger!” – Boston Red Sox Fans Attack Black Orioles’ Adam Jones
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones was viciously targeted by racist Red Sox fans during a game. According to the New York Post, the racist abuse occurred at Fenway Park on Monday night.
Multiple fans reportedly shouted racial slurs, including the “N-word,” and one threw a bag of peanuts at the All-Star outfielder. Red Sox officials later confirmed a fan threw a bag of peanuts into the dugout and was ejected.
“Very unfortunate,” Jones said. “I heard there was 59 or 60 ejections tonight in the ballpark. … I just go out and play baseball. It’s unfortunate that people need to [resort] to those type of epithets to degrade another human being. I’m trying to make a living for myself and for my family.”
Jones, who went 0-for-4 in the Orioles’ 5-2 win over the Red Sox, also called for stiff fines for the type of behavior Fenway fans showed Monday night.
“It’s pathetic,” Jones said. “It’s called a coward. What they need to do is that instead of kicking them out of the stadium, they need to fine them 10 grand, 20 grand, 30 grand, something that really hurts somebody.”