Lately, in the news the fans have been getting out of hand at these games, if it’s not Sully Muntari then it is Adam Jones from the Baltimore Oriels. The Red Sox were beaten 5-2 at Fenway Park in Boston, MA on Monday night to prosper on their 16-8 season. However, after the game was over Adam Jones in his press related appearance he was agitated and infuriated of the racial verbal abuse he was given during his time playing that night.
According to USA Today, Jones claimed that having somebody be rude to him is not a first at Fenway park, yet Monday night was the worst. Jones had this to say: “A disrespectful fan threw a bag of peanuts at me. I was called the N-word a handful of times tonight. Thanks. Pretty awesome.” He added “It’s different. Very unfortunate.I heard there was 59 or 60 ejections tonight in the ballpark. It is what it is, right. 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 my family. It’s unfortunate. The best thing about myself is that I continue to move on and still play the game hard. Let people be who they are. Let them show their true colors.”
Somebody just threw something at Adam Jones as he was walking down into the dugout. Security searching for culprit. pic.twitter.com/aNiQ9pchqX
— Avi Miller (@AviMiIIer) May 2, 2017
.@orioles Adam Jones should have gotten the name of the guy that threw the peanuts and had him charges with assault.
— Trueborn Patriot (@truebornpatriot) May 2, 2017
“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,” he said. “Something that really hurts somebody. Make them pay in full. And if they don’t, take it out of their check. That’s how you hurt somebody. You suspend them from the stadium, what does that mean? It’s a slap on the wrist. That guy needs to be confronted, and he needs to pay for what he’s done. At the end of the day, when you throw an object onto the field of play, the player has no idea what it is. What if something hit me right in the eye and I can’t play baseball anymore? Then what? I just wear it? No. Things like that need to be handled a little more properly, in my opinion.” Jones said in disgust.
Tuesday Boston Red Sox issue an apology statement, along with the governor, Charlie Baker saying his statement as well.
The Red Sox issued a statement on the Adam Jones incident. pic.twitter.com/cTQcnhAg21
— Mike Cole (@MikeColeNESN) May 2, 2017
Source: USA Today