LEwis Brinson of the Miami Marlins was attacked by a fan at Coors Field who repeatedly yelled a racial slur at him to the black outfielder when he hit in the ninth inning on Sunday.
The insult was clearly heard on the broadcast of Bally Sports Florida from the Marlins’ 13-8 loss to the Colorado Rockies.
Marlins spokesman JAson Latimer said the team was aware of the clip.
“Neither Lewis, nor any other Marlins on the field or on the bench, heard what was yelled at,” he said in a text message to The Associated Press. “We brought the matter to the attention of the Rockies. How the matter is being handled, I would have to give in to them.”
The Rockies condemned the fan conduct in a statement issued Sunday night.
“The Colorado Rockies are disgusted by a fan’s racial slur directed at Lewis Brinson of the Marlins during the ninth inning of today’s game, “the team said.” Although the subject was not identified before the end of the game, the Rockies are still investigating this incident.
“The Rockies have zero tolerance for any form of racism or discrimination, and any fan who uses derogatory language of any kind will be kicked out of Coors Field. “
The head of the players’ union, Tony Clark, who is black and was an All-Star first baseman, said “It is a painful reality that progress remains difficult. to achieve in a world where ignorance and bigotry are still all too common. “